Is your packaged milk safe from the COVID virus?

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Are you sure your milk packet does not contain any traces of COVID virus? No matter how much hygiene and health conscious you are, this question will certainly leave you in a dilemma. Well, if you too have been worried about those store bought milk packets and their chances of affecting you with the virus, then you must read on! As FSSAI has shared a few simple steps to ensure that the packaged milk is virus free.

There’s no denying the fact that milk is a quintessential element of our lives and it gives our body the much needed boost of calcium and minerals.

Ever since the world started battling the COVID virus, people came up with bizarre ideas of ensuring hygiene and some of these weird ideas went viral such as washing milk packets with detergent or even washing veggies with soap bars! To put a stop to these myths FSSAI has issued a few tips and tricks to ensure that the packaged milk is fit to consume and is virus free.

Tips to ensure safety by the Food Safety And Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
While taking the milk from the milkman make sure you maintain the basic safety measures and the right distance. Ensure that the milk seller is wearing a mask.

After you pick the milk packets, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly and rinse the milk packet under running water. You don’t need to spray sanitizers or wash them with a detergent. Water is enough!

Next, keep the packet aside so that the water droplets do not seep into the milk vessel. Do not use a kitchen towel to dry.

Then wash your hands and pick the packet, cut it carefully and pour into the vessel.

Allow the milk to boil and pasteurisation ensures that the milk is safe to drink.

These easy tips will help in ensuring that milk you use is fit to drink. Also the use of chemical based sanitizer sprays or detergent is not good, especially, it can be hazardous for health if the chemicals leach into the milk. Thus it is always a great idea to follow the right tips to stay safe and healthy.

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