Aug 07, 2021

Milk powder importation halted Featured

Importers say that they have halted importing milk powder.

The decision is taken to minimise losses after the Consumer Affairs Authority refused their demand to impose a price hike on imported milk powder.

Accordingly, the companies say they have sufficient stocks only to last for a month and warn of a dearth by the end of next month.

Reports say that the companies have decreased issuing stocks by 50% last month, with the current percentage at 65%.

However, 'adaderana' had quoted State minister of Livestock, Farm Promotion and Dairy and Egg Related Industries - D.B. Herath as saying that they will not allow for a milk powder scarcity to take place.

He had added that promotions of liquid milk are already underway.