ANALYSIS OF MILK QUALITY, ADULTERATION AND MASTISIS IN FOUR DIFFERENT MILK SAMPLES
- Raw milk samples, Milk quality, Adulteration, Mastitis.
The present study is aimed to analyze the milk quality, adulteration and mastitis infection in milk Samples available in market. Four different milk samples were analyzed for physical appearance, quality, adulterants and mastitis infection. 90% milk samples were white in color and 10 % were yellowish white. pH ranged between 6.5 – 6.9. Analysis of milk quality showed that Arokya milk appears to be better than the other three milk samples. Out of 4 milk samples analyzed for adulteration, adulterants found were glucose (80%), skim milk powder (58%), salt (51%) and urea (35%) while found negative for formalin, salicylic acid, boric acid, starch, soap and ammonium sulphate. All the samples were free from mastitis infection. The adulterants decrease the nutritive value of milk and may also cause serious human health related problems.