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Some private companies are known to use stale milk mixed with hydrogen peroxide in their products despite health risks for consumers, Deputy Livestock Development Minister H.R. Mithrapala told parliament today.

He said the ministry had conducted inquiries into such acts by the private sector.

“We do not purchase milk that has turned stale or sour from cattle farmers. Yet, some private companies do so and mix it with hydrogen peroxide. They are not concerned about health risks. It is not good for people to consume such products. We are continuing with our inquiries in this regard,” he said but did not divulge the names of these companies.

Commenting on the livestock industry, Mr. Mithrapala said plans were afoot to import 3,000 heads of cattle and that information had been gathered from countries such as Australia, Pakistan and India.

During his speech during last year’s budget debate, the deputy minister said the government would import camels and ostriches to be farmed here but it never materialised because of protests from animal lovers. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

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  • Chris de Silva Thursday, 08 December 2011 02:47 PM

    Do not complain to the public.Arrest them and file action.

    MOHAMED ASFAR Thursday, 08 December 2011 06:07 AM

    Hon Minister, if you can say publicly that milk has been contaminated by some companies why are you not asking the police to arrest the people in charge ? please stop this wrongdoing or don't say anything at all about contamination.

    xlntgson Thursday, 08 December 2011 06:04 AM

    Milk board outlets reluctant to serve hot milk or provide tea bags; hotels should be given tax concessions to sell fresh milk.

    Ben Thursday, 08 December 2011 06:24 AM

    EXPOSE THEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THIS IS SERIOUS

    LG Thursday, 08 December 2011 07:03 AM

    Expose soon, not a joke to delay. We need to know who they are and avoid their products for ever.....

    sinhalaya Thursday, 08 December 2011 07:18 AM

    name ans shame these companies. thats the order of the day. don't just throw words

    prem Thursday, 08 December 2011 07:30 AM

    No action???????


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