The Court of Appeal issued an interim injunction on Fontera Company Limited today preventing the company of publicizing advertisements which try to convince consumer that their products are 100% suitable for human consumption until the 21st of this month.
The order was issued after considering a fundamental rights petition filed by Kamal Samarasinghe of Matale.
However Fontera Company states its products are tested at internationally recognized laboratories, and they were not able to find any signs of Dicyandiamide tainted in its products.
The Health Ministry released a communiqué quoting a report issued by Institute of Technical and Industries saying that some Fontera products are tainted with Dicyandiamide or DCD.
Accordingly, the Health Ministry stated that certain milk products imported by Fontera, Maliban Milk Company and P.M.Mohammad company are tainted with DCD.
The Ministry also stated that it has already informed these milk companies to withdraw the contaminated products from the local market.
When our news team contacted the Maliban Milk Product Company, its Production Manager Teja Gunawardana said that it cannot come to a conclusion just on the findings of the Institute of Technical and Industries.