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The Health Ministry said yesterday that seven samples of milk powder, from the stock is stored in the Port, had been found to be free of DCD when tested by the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI). The stock was therefore fit for human consumption, it said.

The ministry did not name the brands that were free of DCD.

A ministry spokesman told Daily Mirror that, during a meeting of the Food Advisory Committee held yesterday, with the participation of the Director General of Health Dr. P.G Maheepala, it was decided to inform the relevant companies that they could release the stocks to the market.

“The tests for DCD on samples of milk powder imported by two companies were negative; and it was decided to ask the companies to take steps to release the stocks to the market,” he said.

During the meeting it was also decided to test all shipments of milk powder imported into the country.

Meanwhile, ITI chairman Prof. W Abeywickrema told Daily Mirror that the checking of samples was routine and that he was aware that the report had been submitted to the Health Ministry.

However, he said, he could not confirm the contents of the report -- as testing and reporting the results were now routine.(Hafeel Farisz)
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  • Kandian Tuesday, 20 August 2013 05:48 AM

    Money Matters

    doggydog Tuesday, 20 August 2013 06:22 AM

    Everything has a price. Get the right price, and you have it!

    Chamika Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:03 PM

    When they detected DCD the brand names were published, when there is not DCD no brand name mentioned... is health ministry joking with the consumers

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 20 August 2013 07:01 AM

    Ha, ha, one can clearly see a "milking" operation and the one who pays the piper, will call the tune. Waiting with deep breath to hear the brands of milk who passed the muster.

    Gamarala Wednesday, 21 August 2013 04:15 AM

    Please let us know what are the brands which are not contained DCD?

    sam Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:00 AM

    if they do not reveal the brand how consumers know which one to buy? This whole episode was not handled in proper way. via DM Android App

    people Wednesday, 21 August 2013 05:00 AM

    Organizations inform what are the brands without DCD.. this is a plan of Gov..

    ANTON Tuesday, 20 August 2013 04:00 AM

    YES, NO NEED TO SAY , WE ALL KNEW THE FINAL RESULT,
    SOME MORE MIRACLES WILL HAPPEN BEFORE LONG..

    Herculese Tuesday, 20 August 2013 04:00 AM

    Minister could I borrow 1 billion now from you

    zara Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:00 AM

    why they didn't announce ,DCD free milk powder brands?? via DM Android App

    Hoodwinked Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:20 AM

    Most probably the "cream" from the Multinational company must have gone into the pockets of those who matter.

    KaluSudhaSudha Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:11 AM

    HaHaHa....................
    Got scared of litigation???????????????????????

    dalu banda Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:37 AM

    with NZ pass the "additional cost"incurred by them to SL consumer?

    Richard Tuesday, 20 August 2013 05:17 AM

    It is the public that should know which powder is safe and which is not. The ITI and the ministry always try to hide their findings from the public; why???
    Can the Ministry inform if milk powder imported from Europe is also subject to DCD testing by ITI to make more money for a defunct white elephant????


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