Sikkim govt puts temporary ban on packaged milk coming from outside state
“Government of Sikkim to temporarily refuse the entry of milk originating from outside the state due to the report of random testing which states that the milk sources are inconsistent in their quality standards and requirements.” Reads the notification issued by Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services
In a notification issued by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services today stated that no any form of milk products of outside the state shall be allowed to reach the markets of the Sikkim keeping in view the safety of the consumers ,”Keeping in view the safety of consumers in the state, the Government of Sikkim temporarily refuse the entry of milk originating from outside the state since these milk pouches and milk in cans have very high chances of spreading covid-19 ”
Furthermore the notification mentioned that , ” Random quality tests and consumer observation of these milk supplies are from private entities reporting that the milk sources are inconsistent in their quality standards and requirements.”
“As of now such milk sources are not being regulated and monitored for quality assurance by the State of Sikkim including for its handling, processing or maintenance. The manual handling on the surface area of these milk pouches and milk in cans are very high making the chances of spreading covid-19 through this very imminent.”
The notification shall come in effect from January 19.