MYMENSINGH: A seminar titled ‘Safe milk for healthy nation: Current situation and steps in protecting dairy sector’ was held at Syed Nazrul Islam Conference Room of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) on Monday.
Dairy Science department head Prof Dr Md Harun-ur-Rashid presided over the program where Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof Dr Lutful Hassan addressed as chief guest, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Md Jasimuddin Khan as special guest while Animal Husbandry faculty dean Prof Dr Nurul Islam was keynote speaker.In keynote speaker speech, Prof Dr Md Nurul Islam said, like other food, milk is not completely free from bacteria, heavy metals and antibiotics. They have a tolerable level. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), the tolerable level of Lead is 0.01ppm, Cadmium is 0.003ppm, Mercury is 0.001ppm and Arsenic level is 0.01ppm while according to Indian Standards the tolerable level of Lead is 0.05 t0 1.13ppm, Cadmium is 0.001 to 0.009ppm, Mercury 0.001 to 0.015ppm and Arsenic level is 0.001ppm.
If milk contain more than that tolerable level then it may toxic or harmful for health.
He also said that, we have already formed a task force to examine milk and dairy products of our country. After examine the milk and dairy products, findings results as well as recommendation will be provided among the people of our country.