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Ministry of Agriculture discards 600,000 liters of adulterated milk

According to the investigation of suspected bought 98 tons of urea enough to tamper with 100 million liters

 
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Ministry of Agriculture informs od data on fraud in milk in Rio Grande do Sul Judi Nobrega, surrogate director of the Department of Inspection of Animal Products, Ministry of Agriculture, talks about Operation Milk Compensated
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Ministry of Agriculture informs od data on fraud in milk in Rio Grande do Sul
Judi Nobrega, surrogate director of the Department of Inspection of Animal Products, Ministry of Agriculture, talks about Operation Milk Compensated

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) issued on Wednesday (8), a statement due to fraud detection in batches of milk received by four companies in the Rio Grande do Sul

About 600,000 liters of milk were detected signs of fraud between June 2012 and April this year. The shares will now be intensified in the rest of the country in relation to the analysis for the detection of urea.

All products processed by industries that had problems were placed on precautionary seizure. If no irregularities were found, they were released for sale. When there unconformities, were immediately discarded. "This process was critical during investigations to identify those responsible for fraud," said the director of the Department of Inspection of Animal Products, Judi Nobrega.

According to the Public Ministry of Rio Grande do Sul, the fraud occurred in transportation between the producer and the industry. According to investigation, five suspects carriers bought 98 tons of urea, enough to tamper with 100 million liters of milk a year.

Part of adulterated milk is available in the market, but according to the ministry, its consumption does not present health risks. The mixture of water and urea was used to increase the yield.

The work of the National Programme to Combat Fraud in milk has been improved since 2007, contemplating actions to inspect focusing on verification of evidence of fraud and official collections of samples (about four thousand per year).

From the detection of traces of urea last year, the Ministry of Agriculture will direct actions for this focus. The works will now trace a pattern of urea identifying deviations from normal range, given that the nitrogen compound is a natural constituent of milk.

The irregularities found constitute a crime - which is beyond the purview of sanitary inspection. However, the amount of formaldehyde in the composition used in the urea fraud is very small, which is low relative risk to public health.

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