Court issues order on Fonterra

A Gampaha court today issued an enjoining order preventing the sale or distribution of Fonterra products in Sri Lanka, Lawyer Upul Jayasuriya said.

He said the case was filed in Gampaha since Fonterra has its local operations based there.

Earlier this week the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka removed unsafe milk powder including infant milk from stores in Colombo.

Director General of Health Dr. Palitha Maheepala said that milk powder containing whey protein had been removed from the stores.

He said that health officers in other parts of the country have also been instructed to remove similar products from stores around the country.

“Health officers have been instructed carry out tests in their areas and implement the circulars issued by the Health Ministry. We carried out tests in the Colombo city. We removed all products with whey protein,” he said.

Dr. Palitha Maheepala said that samples were also taken from milk powder products to carry out more tests. (Colombo Gazette)

Report by Easwaran Rutnam

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