Thursday, 05 December 2013 - 8:09
DCD tests, no cause of milk powder scarcity says ITI
The Industrial Technology Institute says that the reports published to the effect that a milk powder scarcity will crop up within the country due to delay of tests of DCD alleged to be contained in milk powder imported to this country were false.
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Issuing a communiqué, the ITI said that there was no delay at all in the DCD tests on milk powder imported to the country.
The Health Ministry informed the ITI last July that all milk powder imported to this country should be subjected to the DCD test.
Accordingly while the Health Ministry officials, at the harbor customs itself, obtained samples of every milk powder package imported to this country, they are subjected to test by the ITI.
However certain media had reported recently that a milk powder scarcity could occur in the country due to inability to have milk powder stocks released from customs owing to DCD test delay.
While a separate unit has been set up for testing milk powder samples uninterruptedly, the ITI said that testing was being carried out 24 hours.
Therefore ITI Deputy Director Ananda Pannila told our news team that there won’t be a milk powder scarcity caused by a delay in testing.