The dairy department has put in place measures to prevent adulterated milk reaching the public during the Onam season.

It has set up an information centre at the mini civil station in Thodupuzha which will function till September 8.

Dairy development deputy director Biji V. Eesso said that milk, including that sold in packets, would be tested. This is in addition to collecting milk for testing from bakeries, shops and packaged milk outlets with the help of health officials. Milk arriving in the State through the border check posts would also be tested.

Vehicles bringing in food articles, including milk, would be allowed entry only after ensuring that the contents contain no harmful elements.

Consumers have been advised to purchase milk of branded companies. Milk in plastic covers having no information of the branded firm, date and time of packaging should not be purchased, he said.

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