Health Ministry grants permission to release a stock of milk powder confirmed to be not containing DCD

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 - 13:12


The latest report by the Industrial Technology Institute has found no traces of the chemical dicyandiamide in 7 samples of imported milk powder held by customs at the Colombo Port.


The report on these samples was handed over to the Health Ministry’s Food Advisory Committee yesterday. It confirms that these samples contain no DCD.


Therefore the Ministry of Health has granted approval for the release of these relevant stocks of milk powder to the market.