Food Adulteration

According to the previous food laws any food product with degraded quality used to be defined as Adulterated Food but under the new laws, the word adulterated food has been termed as Unsafe FoodSubstandard Foodor Food containing the extraneous matter.  A food item is said to be adulterated if: A substance which is added is harmful or unfit for human consumption. Various types of adulterants found in the food products are as follows:

Intentional adulterants: such as colouring agents, starch, Pepperoil, injectable dyes and others.

Incidental adulterants: like pesticide residues, larvae in foods, droppings of rodents.

Metallic contaminants: like lead, arsenic, effluent from chemical industries etc.

  • Food Adulteration Act
  • Types of Adulteration
  • Adulteration of Milk

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