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The Health Ministry’s Food Advisory Committee decided to test more samples of milk powder imported from New Zealand to check whether any harmful chemicals were in it, informed sources said.

The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Health Ministry today with the participation of its Director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala
The Agriculture Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeyawrdana told Parliament last week that people should refrain from consuming imported milk powder as it contained harmful chemicals.

He said it had been found that dangerous chemicals had got into the milk through a pesticide sprayed in New Zealand. (Ajith Siriwardana)
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  • somapala Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:46 AM

    New Zealand milk is sold in all the highly industrialized countries including US, Europe, Australia andChina.

    To the rest of the world this is an absolute joke.

    ANTON Wednesday, 15 May 2013 03:04 AM

    ISN'T THERE ANY SIMPLE TEST TO BE CARRIED OUT DOMESTICALLY TO DETECT ANY HARMFUL SUBSTANCE IN THE MILK POWDER.

    James Wednesday, 15 May 2013 03:04 AM

    Need to make sure this is not a unreasonable SPS requirement that is being brought up to stop the imports and boost local production with the consumers having to pay for short-sighted political decisions.

    fazli Wednesday, 15 May 2013 03:02 AM

    update us constantly & be transparent !

    lemon Wednesday, 15 May 2013 03:11 AM

    somethings fishy here. i am sure that the directors of New Zealand Milk products somehow managed to annoy some politicians.

    This seems very politically motivated.

    Maha Rajah Wednesday, 15 May 2013 03:44 AM

    The Maharaja will pay Under The Table and Subject closed....

    molkawa Wednesday, 15 May 2013 07:10 AM

    and yet, there is no intention to ban arsenic containing pesticides from Sri Lanka......

    kai Wednesday, 15 May 2013 04:30 AM

    This is why we need halal certificate. this is one of the example

    ANTON Wednesday, 15 May 2013 04:33 AM

    SOON WE WILL HAVE NUCLEAR INFANTS IN SRILANKA.

    PF Wednesday, 15 May 2013 04:44 AM

    Halal certification doesn't include those tests.

    ken Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:55 AM

    What do you mean say a prayer to contaminated the milk powder and it should be ok???

    Yapa Wednesday, 15 May 2013 01:26 AM

    What is important is that any decision taken by the Health Ministry is Science based and not politically motivated.
    Get experts involved in these discussions and respect their advice.

    meenavan Wednesday, 15 May 2013 05:58 AM

    Politicos harmful to the country worst than the milk powder contain harmful chemicals......

    Fayad Wednesday, 15 May 2013 05:59 AM

    Government duty is to publish the names of the milk product before people consume the harmful chemicals contaminated milk power


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