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SC lifts ban on all 14 pasteurized milk brands

  • Published at 10:00 am July 31st, 2019

On July 28, the High Court ordered 14 registered companies to stop production, distribution and selling of their pasteurized for five weeks

The Appellate Division’s chamber judge has declared all 14 pasteurized milk brands safe for production, distribution and sales across Bangladesh.

The order came after the Appellate Division chamber judge Justice Md Nuruzzaman, on Wednesday, scraped a High Court order that had earlier halted the production, distribution and sales of pasteurized milk from respective 14 brands. 

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On July 28, the High Court ordered 14 registered companies — including Milk Vita, Pran and Aarong — to stop production, distribution and selling of their pasteurized milk across Bangladesh for five weeks.

Later, the Appellate Division lifted the ban on state-owned cooperative Milk Vita and Akij Food and Beverage Ltd (Farm Fresh Milk) and Pran Dairy Ltd (Pran Milk) respectively.

On July 23, the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) submitted reports before the High Court from three laboratories — Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), and the Feed and Food Safety Laboratory of the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute.

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It later submitted another report from the Institute of Public Health (IPH).

On July 14, the same High Court bench had directed the BSTI to test pasteurized milk at the four aforementioned laboratories and submit their reports separately on July 23.

The labs were ordered to test for total bacterial count, coliform, staphylococcus-sp, acidity, formalin, detergent, and antibiotics in the milk samples.

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