Apr 08, 2021

Tests confirm Aflatoxin presence in samples from coconut oil bowsers

Tests have confirmed the presence of aflatoxins in coconut oil samples obtained from the two tanker trucks seized in Dankotuwa.

Sudattha Silva, Deputy Director of Customs (Legal Affairs), and Customs Media Spokesperson speaking to News 1st said samples were obtained from the two tanker trucks and were directed to the Government Analyst, Sri Lanka Standards Institute, and the Ministry of Health.

According to the lab results of tests carried out by SLSI, the presence of aflatoxins was confirmed, he added.

Samples from seized coconut oil stock were directed to the Government Analyst for testing.

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