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Health Services chief confirms milk powder is safe

Imported milk powder is safe and not adulterated with vegetable fat or any other fat, Health Services Acting Director General Dr. S.C. Wickramasinghe said yesterday.

Further information or clarification can be obtained from the Environmental and Occupational Health Director on 0714429793 and the Assistant Food Control Director on 0714895660, he said.

Dr. Wickramasinghe said that stringent pre-shipment testing of the exporting country and all the other testing done in Sri Lanka at the Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI), Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board, food laboratories of the Health Ministry and Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) have confirmed that imported milk powder is safe.

The quality and safety of imported food and beverages is vested with the Customs Director General under the Food Act No: 26 (1980) as the food authority for imported food products. Many organisations assist the Customs to ensure that the imported food meets the quality and safety standards based on international standards and regulations of Sri Lanka, he said.


 

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