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SC lifts ban on Milk Vita, curbs on 13 other cos remain

July 30, 2019 00:00:00

The Appellate Division Chamber Court on Monday cleared way for producing, marketing and selling Milk Vita pasteurised milk as it stayed for eight weeks a part of the High Court order that had banned pasteurised milk produced by 14 companies for the next five weeks, reports BSS.

Chamber judge Md Nuruzzaman passed the order, allowing a plea filed by Milk Vita against the July 28 High Court order.

"But the ban will be in effect against pasteurized milk produced by other 13 companies," Milk Vita counsel Mohiuddin Md Hanif Forhad told newsmen.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for Milk Vita, brand of Bangladesh Milk Producers' Co-operative Union Limited.

The High Court on July 28 banned producing, marketing, selling and consumption of pasteurized milk produced by 14 companies approved by Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) as traces of harmful substances including lead were found in those.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the order after scrutinising reports on testing milk samples in four different laboratories.

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