Merchants, industry butt heads of ‘tainted’ powder milk
Santo Domingo.- Producers and industrialists agree that the Dominican Republic should ban the sale of bulk milk powder, noting that it’s exposed to pollution and may jeopardize health.
However, Manuel Ortiz, president of the merchants and business leaders grouped in Fenacerd, has called for a halt of the confiscation of bulk milk sold by various businesses, since in his view, they only harm the poor whom cannot afford the product.
Two months ago the Drugs, Food and Health Products Agency (Digemap) reported that it seized over 7.7 tons of bulk milk sold illegally in different stores.
For Dominican Industries Association (AIRD), president Campos de Moya, the use of bulk milk powder can harm the health of Dominican families and on Thurs. said they support the Health Ministry’s actions to halt that form of marketing.
“That is a scam, only where controls don’t exist can something like that happen. It’s harmful to our children, to our grandchildren, we cannot allow milk which can be tainted to become food for our families” De Moya said.