Bhubaneswar: Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has revealed 15 per cent food samples in Odisha is Adulterated against 13 per cent in national level.

After the shocking revelation by the FSSAI about 100 per cent milk adulteration in the State, the high percentage adulteration in food has sent the consumers into trouble. The FSSAI examined over 1.17 lakh samples of food articles and around 13 per cent of the samples were found to be contaminated.

Moreover, the Union Health Ministry has launched the National Food Science and Risk Assessment Centre (NFSRAC) during the 12th Five-Year Plan at a cost of around Rs 155 crore, which will be the storehouse of all food standards and carry out analysis of food surveillance data received from laboratories.

It may be noted that the observation made by FSSAI is expected to generate data regarding food hazards and also helps in establishing public health priorities for prevention, intervention and control.