New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the stands of the Union and City governments on a news report claiming that 70 percent of milk samples lifted from the national Capital were found to be contaminated.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought the two governments' stands after taking suo motu cognisance of the news report published in a national daily on January 10.

The bench issued notices to the Delhi government's Department of Prevention of Food Adulteration and the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and sought their replies by January 25.

According to FSSAI, 70 percent of the milk samples, lifted for testing in the national capital, were found to be contaminated with glucose and skimmed milk powder.

The report further claimed that almost 69 percent of the samples tested by the government agency across the country were found to be adulterated with detergent, fat and even urea, besides water.

According to the report, the samples taken for testing by FSSAI from urban areas included both packed as well as loose milk.

(Agencies)