Traceability in the Indian dairy industry: Concept and practice

Mohit Malik, Aanchal Malik, Vijay Kumar Gahlawat*, Rahul S Mor*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The rise in milk adulteration and contamination, fraud incidents and improper handling necessitates effective traceability systems in the Indian dairy industry. Thus, this review investigates current trends, associated challenges, traceability and its fundamental applications to address food safety and quality issues. The paper covers the evolution of milk adulteration and contamination detection techniques from conventional to emerging. Such information and analytical technologies can improve transparency and safety in the dairy industry by implementing effective traceability systems. This review will explore the challenges and future opportunities associated with the current situation in the Indian dairy industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Dairy Technology
Early online date9 Aug 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Aug 2023

Bibliographical note

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Malik, M., Malik, A., Gahlawat, V.K. and Mor, R.S. (2023), Traceability in the Indian dairy industry: Concept and practice. Int J Dairy Technol., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.


  • Decentralized systems
  • Food traceability
  • Dairy industry
  • Food Safety
  • Adulteration
  • Dairy technology


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