Dairy producers deny adulteration accusation

Kathmandu, June 25

Dairy producers have denied the accusation that they adulterated milk and milk products by using urea and other chemicals.

The umbrella organisation of dairy producers, Dairy Industry Association, says no inedible materials have been used in their products.

The statement comes after media reports that coliform and other bacteria were found in products of various companies mainly due to adulteration.

But, speaking at a discussion with the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control today, the Association’s officials said lab examinations found portions of urea in milk as grass and feed that the cattle consume have urea also. The Association’s Chairperson Araniko Rajbhandari argued that it would not have negative impacts on human health.

The industrialists also argued that milk powders they have been using met set standards.

The Association, however, expressed its commitment that it would formulate a code of conduct and implement them within next two years.