Friday, August 2, 2013

GMOA Has Urged Health Ministry To Withdraw Stocks Of Imported Milk Powders In Local Market Contaminated With DCD Chemical

Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has urged the Ministry of Health to withdraw the stocks of four varieties of imported Milk Powder in the local market that contaminated with agro chemical "Dycianadamite"(DCD) and other milk products of those companies with immediate effect as it will become a threat to public health.the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) attach to Ministry of Tecnology,Research has issued a report last week confirming the four varities of said Milk Powders contaminated with DCD Chemical the assistant secretary of GMOA Dr.Nalin Ariyaratne has said.

If those milk powders contaminated with dcd then the milk products such as yoghurt,ice creams and cheese produced by those companies too contaminated with it as they too produced from cows milk dr.ariyaratne has revealed.

Addressing a press briefing held in Colombo ,dr,ariyaratne has said that it is puzzling why the ministry of health and it's officials still not take an action against milk powder companies imported the said contaminated milk powders although a research report of ITI confirms the contamination of DCD in them.Ministry of Health should take a legal action against these mill powder companies he stressed.

The DCD chemical has said to be contaminated cows milk of  dairy producers in some western countries including New Zealand as a measure of removing the threat to ozone layer by green house gas produced from urine of cows.as a result dairy producers adding dcd to grass eat by cows and it got contaminated with cows milk too scientists said.

According GMOA assistant Secretary Dr.Ariyaratne,the agro chemical dcd can cause infections in Nervous System,kidneys,livers and other important organs in human body and it should not contaminated in any food item as it considered as a toxic substance.

Meanwhile the authority of food in Sri Lanka director general of health services dr,palitha mahipala has said that he still not read the report issued by ITI regarding the dcd contamination of four varieties of imported milk powders in the market but a report issued by a laboratory in Thailand stated the imported milk samples sent to them were free of dcd.however none of the imported milk powders will issue to the market without testing them dr.mahipala has said.

According to the ITI report four varieties of imported milk powders in the local market tested by them contaminated with higher amounts of dcd chemical while two locally made milk powders tested were found no traces of dcd.the detailed research report was sent to ministry of health,the consumer affairs authority and the sri lanka customs for an action ITI has said.

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