Guyana refuses entry of milk from Bahrain

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana Monday refused entry of a container of milk from Bahrain saying the product was found to be adulterated with vegetable oil among other concerns.

The Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) said the 20-foot container contained 7, 200 cases of Awal Junior Milk with strawberry, banana and chocolate flavours.

A GA-FDD statement noted that samples of the milk were submitted to the department for examination on December 22, last year “and it was found that the milk is adulterated with vegetable oil and contains 1.5 per cent milk fat and not the recommended 2.5 per cent milk fat in accordance with the provisions for flavoured milk as set out in the Food and Drug Regulations.

Additionally, the product was prohibited according to the laws on food standard.