Dhaka, 26 Jan, Abnews: Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) has put a ban on the marketing stockpiled imported milk powder as it claims to have found high amount of lead in the products.
However, authorities concerned are yet to take decision about recalling the milk powder already available in the market.
The BFSA sent a letter to the commissioners of all the customs houses across the country on Thursday in this regard.
The National Board of Revenue, Commerce Secretary and BSTI as well as BFSA Chairman Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque also received the letter from the BFSA.
“The heavy metal (lead) found in the milk powder is a big threat to human body, especially that of children. The letter was issued to control it at the import level to ensure safe food for all,” the BFSA chief told reporters on Friday.
The milk powder is imported from abroad in bulk and those were marketed after being repacked following the release from ports.