Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Harmful chemical found in four milk powder brands: Report


The Technology and Research Ministry today revealed that a harmful chemical identified as DCD (dicyandiam­ide) is found in four varieties of imported milk powder available in the market today.

Technology and Research Ministry Media Secretary Dhanushka Ramanayake in a media statement said DCD was found in four brands of imported milk powder but it was not contained in locally manufactur­ed milk powder products.

“The Industrial Technology Institutio­n has conducted investigat­ions to check whether DCD was found in popular milk powder brands available in the market. Following these investigat­ions, it was revealed that DCD was found in four imported milk powder brands. During these tests, two local brands were also tested, but they were proved to be free of this chemical,” Ramanayake said

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