A milk vendor, S. Ganesan (24) of Pettai, was convicted for selling adulterated milk. Magistrate G. Esakiappan of JM (V) Court, Tirunelveli, sentenced him to undergo simple imprisonment for three months and imposed a fine of Rs. 500.
According to prosecution on Wednesday evening, he was found guilty of selling adulterated milk deemed unfit for consumption. A.R. Sankaralingam, the then Food Inspector, said a team conducted a raid on April 17, 2009 and the seized milk was sent for analysis at a laboratory in Madurai.
It was revealed that the SNF (Solid Not Fat) content was below eight percent and it was adulterated. A case was registered against the milk vendor under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954.