About the DART Book
Detect Adulteration with Rapid Test (DART) booklet is a compilation of common quick tests for detection of food adulterants at household by the citizens themselves so as to induce awareness among the consumers about food safety.
DART covers more than 50 tests that can be performed easily at household with the help of water and simple solutions like tincture of iodine for food products like Milk & Milk Products, Oils & Fats, Sugar & Confectionary, Food Grains & its products, Spices & Condiments etc. These tests also include sensory evaluation tests for establishing authentication of food products. DART depicts the differences between pure and adulterated food product through pictorial representations.
The DART Book may be freely downloaded and printed, without changes, by any individual, company or publisher for individual use or widespread dissemination. This book has been brought out in the interest of public service so it shall not be printed and distributed for commercial purposes. Further, it should not be stated or implied that FSSAI endorses a particular product or business.
We welcome your feedback for regular updating DART. FSSAI encourages the Food Business Operators, Non-Governmental Organizations, Industry Associations, Consumer Organizations and others to widely circulate the booklet electronically or in print form. Back cover can be used by such agencies to publicize messages on behalf of their own organizations.
For individual requirements and concerns, especially regarding nutrition guidelines, it is best to consult a doctor, nutritionist, dietician or specialist. FSSAI is not liable for any negative consequences, health-related or otherwise, as a result of following the guidelines presented in this book.