The Health Ministry Food Advisory Committee will release seven brands of milk powder from the harbour as ITI officials have confirmed that there was no DCD in the samples of these seven milk powder brands.
The companies can obtain milk powder at the port and sell them in the market, a Health Ministry spokesman said.
The spokesman said the MRI will send reports on five samples of milk powder tested for contaminated whey protein today.
The total number of reports received by the Health Ministry is seven.
The Food Advisory Committee after obtaining the reports will decide whether it is suitable or not to sell the milk powder. All milk powder imported to Sri Lanka will be released from the harbour only after testing for DCD.
The Food Advisory Committee will obtain a daily market situation report on milk powder from the Trade Ministry, he said. The Health Ministry Food Advisory Committee headed by Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala took these decisions after a four hour meeting on Monday, he added.
(Courtesy: Daily News)