Reason for DCD is profit - says Maubima Lanka Foundation; Milk Powder Companies refuse ban

Thursday, 08 August 2013 - 13:21



The Maubima Foundation convened a media conference in Colombo this morning on the DCD concentrate in milk products imported to the island.

Addressing journalist, Foundation Director Suneth Wanni Arachchi said that milk companies taint DCD intending to earn high profits.


The Health Ministry in its communiqué stated that DCD is contained in milk products imported by Fontera, Maliban and P.H. Mohammad Ali companies.

The communiqué also stated that the Health Ministry had informed the respective companies to withdraw the tainted products from the local market.

When our news team contacted the Maliban Milk Product Company, its Production Manager Teja Gunawardana had this to say.


Meanwhile Fontera Company stated in a press release that 3 batches of milk products are contained of Whey Protein Concentrate 80, and all products made of these 3 batches were already called back.