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Mixing something impure with something genuine, or an inferior article with a superior one of the same kind.

Adulteration usually refers to mixing other matter of an inferior and sometimes harmful quality with food or drink intended to be sold. As a result of adulteration, food or drink becomes impure and unfit for human consumption. The federal Food and Drug Administration prohibits transportation of adulterated foods, drugs, and cosmetics in interstate commerce, as provided under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C.A. § 301 et seq. [1938]). State and local agencies, acting under the authority of local laws, do the same to ban the use of such impure goods within their borders.


noun contamination, corruption, degradation, deterioration, fraudulence, infection, perversion, pollution, spuriousness
Associated concepts: drugs, food, purity of food
See also: contaminate, defilement, detriment, dissolution

ADULTERATION. This term denotes the act of mixing something impure with something pure, as, to mix an inferior liquor with wino; au inferior article with coffee, tea,.and the like.

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The larger public is not optimally aware about adulteration and the ways in which items of consumption are laced with harmful additives.
There is no dearth of resources or finest human material to run the Government eliminating adulteration in food and eatables and also the spurious drug sale in whole of Balochistan.
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According to UVAS-USAID-PFA-LDD study on loose milk supply chain in Lahore 2016, approximately 80pc milkmen are transporting milk without temperature control, and a small number of them does adulteration tests.
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As a result of adulteration it has become a continuous menace to the health of the citizens.
Intentional adulteration may be carried out by external terrorists, but may also come from disgruntled employees.
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Adulteration of food is a criminal act in Pakistan and adulterator could get jail term of up to 25 years.
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The Present study conducted to know the adulteration of pulses in our region.
The soft drinks major approached the HC after two lower courts set aside its petition seeking quashing of the food inspector's complaint filed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act.