Friday, 29 September, 2023

Private cos supply poor quality milk

A parliamentary committee on LGRD has alleged that private milk  companies supply low quality milk - sometimes mixed with harmful substances - in the market.

It said that these private companies buy low-quality milk from local and foreign sources and mix it with harmful substances and sell it at a lower price than Milk Vita, a state-run milk supplier.

The need for informing the public about this matter also came up in the meeting.

The state of milk supply from the private companies was discussed at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and

Cooperatives held at Parliament building on Sunday, reports UNB.

The matter was also discussed in the previous meeting of the committee.

Meeting sources said ruling Awami League lawmaker Shah –E-Alam in the previous meeting said that private milk suppliers buy low-quality milk from the market at a lower price.

“Low quality powdered milk is imported from abroad with 5 percent tax and mixed and sold in the market at a relatively lower price.”

In the meeting, Minister of State for Rural Development and Cooperatives Swapan Bhattacharya said that Milk Vita Products are 100% pure.

“No chance for contamination here. But private milk supply companies are buying domestic and foreign low-quality milk at a low price and selling it at a comparatively low price.”

He also highlighted the need for proper quality control in this regard.