Food safety for better health

The Department of Prevention of Food Adulteration was constituted by Government of N.C.T of Delhi vide notification No.F.4(178-CC (V)) dated 19/6/1978.

Objectives: To ensure availability of unadulterated, safe and wholesome food for human consumption to the consumers.

To educate and create awareness among the consumers regarding possible adulterants in food articles and labelling requirements on the packages of food, so that only unadulterated and properly labelled food articles are purchased by them.

Department Of Prevention Of Food Adultration.
Govt. Of N.C.T. Of Delhi.
A-20 ,Lawrence Road Industrial Area, Ring Road ,Delhi-110035.

Where to complain

* Commissioner of Food Safety, Department of Prevention of Food Adulteration
Sh.K.S.Singh – 27194858-

* Designated Officer-II – South West – Sh.R.K.Ahuja – 27187464-

* Food Safety Officers – South West
Sh.Verender Singh – 9818333950
Sh.N.N.Sharma – 9891395024
Sh.Hukum Singh – 9868239946

* SDM, Najafgarh, BDO Office, New Roshanpura, Najafgarh, Delhi.
Phone:-25017834, Email:-

* SDM, Najafgarh – Sh. Sushil Yadav – 25017834, 9868048543

* Food Inspector, Najafgarh – Sh D P Singh – 9313412613

Source of information

How to Test for Food Adulteration?

Food Article
Simple Method for
Detecting the Adulterant
Put a drop of milk
on polished vertical surface. The drop of pure milk either stops or flows
slowly leaving a white trail behind it. Whereas milk adulterated with water
will flow immediately without leaving a mark.
5 ml of milk in a test tube and add 2 drops of bromothymol blue soln.
Development of blue colour after 10 minutes indicates presence of urea.
Ice Cream
Washing Powder
Put some lemon
juice, bubbles are observed on the presence of washing powder
Dissolve sugar in a
glass of water, chalk will settle down at the bottom, similarly for         salt
A cotton wick
dipped in pure honey burns when ignited with a match stick. If adulterated
presence of water will not allow the honey to burn, if it does will produce a
cracking sound.
Coloured leaves
 Used tea
Rub leaves on white paper, artificial
colour comes out on paper.
leaves sprinkled on wet filter paper. Pink or red spots on paper show colour
a magnet through the sample. Iron will stick to the magnet.
Red Chilli Powder
Rodamine Culture
 Brick Powder
Take 2gms sample in a test tube, add
5ml of acetone. Immediate appearance of red colour indicates presence of
 Brick powder settles fast
chilli powder settles slowly when put in water.
Pure Ghee or Butter
Take one
teaspoonful of melted ghee or butter with equal quantity of Conc.
Hydrochloric acid in a test tube and add to it a pinch of cane sugar. Shake
well for one minute and let it stand for five minutes. Appearance of crimson
colour in lower layer shows the presence of vanaspathi.
Black Pepper
Papaya Seeds
Float the sample in
alcohol. The mature black pepper berries sink while papaya seeds and light
black pepper float.
Common Salt
White powdered
Stir a spoonful of
sample salt in water. Chalk will make the solution white and other insoluble
impurities will setlle down.

For HCL you can use Tezab /Acid at your home, used for cleaning toilets. For acetone , you
may use look  nail polish remover.