Jan 02, 2018

Measures to prevent import of low quality milk powder

Action would be taken against companies that import low quality milk power, said Rural Economy Minister P. Harrison.

He said this speaking to the media during a visit to the Ambewela and Highland Milk Powder factories yesterday (01).

The Minister noted that milk powder would be imported based on the country’s requirement, while measures are being taken to uplift the domestic milk industry.

He said a quality standard would be established for locally manufactured ice cream and yoghurt, adding that when the good governance government took over the country the local milk production was at 20%, which has now been increased to 50%.

Harrison said liquid milk which is currently being distributed among school children, would also be given to pre-school children as well, with the aim of uplifting the local liquid milk industry.

He further added that by 2020 the government has implemented measures to increase the consumption of liquid milk in place of powdered milk.