Nov 02, 2008 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s health ministry has released a list products whose import and sale were banned because of fears of contamination by the harmful chemical melamine. The ministry of health care and nutrition officials said they are advising consumers not to consume food items which have tested positive for melamine internationality.
These food products have been tested by authorities in New Zealand, Singapore, Belgium, Indonesia, Germany, Malaysia, France, Korea, Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Canada, Austria, U.S.A, Macau, and China, according the health ministry.
Over four infant deaths have been reported overseas after the consumption of contaminated dairy products which were manufactured in China.
The ministry officials also said shopkeepers are advised to hand over any banned food items to the health care officers if found in their stores.
The consumer affairs authority (CAA) has said it is doing investigations and will ban Sri Lankan food items that test positive for melamine.
Given below is a list of food items banned by the ministry: