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National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) has commercialized 09 technologies related to rapid detection of adulteration in milk to Hatsun Agro Products Ltd., a Chennai based leading dairy industry of South India.
Sharing the information, Dheer Singh, Director, NDRI has said that the institute is making concerted efforts to commercialize technologies to various stakeholders developed by its scientists and today’s license agreement is a step towards this direction.

He further said that these technologies are related to paper strip based tests for rapid detection of neutralizers, urea, hydrogen peroxide, glucose, sucrose, maltodextrin, formaldehyde and salt in milk. In addition, a rapid test for detection of presence of detergent in milk has also been commercialized to Hatsun Agro Products Ltd.

He said these technologies have been developed in a multi-disciplinary approach by the scientists of Dairy Chemistry and Animal Biochemistry Division at the Institute. The institute has also obtained Patents for these technologies.

He informed that apart from rapidity, detection limit of these tests is better than conventional tests and all the tests can be performed on a milk sample within 10 minutes. Even some of the test results can provide results instantaneously.
Rajan Sharma, Joint Director (Research) & Co-inventor said that the developed tests can be used at milk receiving stations and thus will help the dairy industry in segregating good quality milk from bad quality milk at its point of origin. Importantly, they are user-friendly and do not necessitate specialized equipment, allowing even non-technical personnel to perform them.
Shanmuga Priyan, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hatsun Agro Products Ltd., Chennai said that the company is currently manufacturing and marketing products like, milk, curd, ice creams, dairy whitener, skimmed milk powder, ghee, paneer etc and its brands include Arun, Arokya, Hatusn and HAP, Ibaco etc.
He said that these technologies for the rapid detection of adulteration of milk will help the company to ensure its consumers clean, safe and adulteration free milk.

Source : The Times of India

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