Adulteration of food is defined as “the addition or subtraction of any substance to or from food so that the natural composition and quality of food substance is affected”. Adulteration can be deliberate by either removing substances from food items or varying the existing natural properties of food intentionally.
Adulteration can also be unintentional due to ignorance, carelessness or lack of facilities for maintaining food quality.
Either way, Adulteration of food is something that will directly affect the health of your family and you!
Any person who “adds an adulterant to food so as to render it injurious for human consumption with an inherent potential to cause his death or is likely to cause grievous hurt, irrespective of the fact whether it causes actual injury or not, shall be punishable for a term which shall not be less than 7 years but which may extend to imprisonment for life and also fine which shall not be less than Rs 10 lakh,”.
The top 10 foods which are prone to adulteration in India
Some additional links to give you inputs that indeed Food Adulteration is a problem and that we need to be aware of it.
You are invited to have a look at a YouTube video on Food Safety testing prepared in a collaborative project by a very talented colleague. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page which opens up when you click the following link…..)