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Don’t publish deceptive information about milk: HC  

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:54 PM, 9 July 2019   Updated: 04:41 PM, 9 July 2019

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The High Court has directed the BSTI not to publish such information and advertisement on pasteurized liquid milk so that misleading information does not spread in the public.  

Apart from this, the media has also been warned so that no news should be preached before order. 

On Tuesday, the bench comprising Justice Syed Refat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir gave the order. 

The High Court has expressed dissatisfaction over notifying the reports made by the BSTI in accordance with the rules made by the Pharmacy Department and Biomedical Research Center of the University of Dhaka with pasteurized liquid milk.

The writ petitioner Justice Md Tanvir Ahmed was present at the hearing. Justice Sarkar MR Hasan (Mamun) was present for the BSTI. And Deputy Attorney General Qazi Zinat Haque was present for the state. 

On June 30, the court gave verbal instructions to BSTI to submit the DU’s report on Sunday (July 7). On Monday (July 8), while BSTI’s lawyer appearing before the court with DU’s report in an envelope for submitting, the court objected.  

Earlier on June 25, BSTI submitted a report with High Court saying that there were no harmful contents for the human body in pasteurized milk brands in the market. 

But on the same day, Dhaka University’s Pharmacy Department and Biomedical Research Center organized a press conference claiming that seven samples of pasteurized milk contain plenty of antibiotics, which are harmful to the body. 

In all pasteurized milk— the presence of antibiotics such as levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, and azithromycin was found which are used in treatment. Apart from this, the presence of formalin and detergent were also found.