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19/06/2018 03:53pm

Ban of import of milk and milk products from China extended till December 23, 2018

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New Delhi, June 19 (KNN) The Government of India has extended the ban on import of milk and milk products including chocolates and candies from China for six more months till December 23, 2018.

“Ban on import of milk and milk products, including Chocolates and Chocolate products and candies/ confectionary/ food preparations with milk and milk solids as ingredients from China may be extended for a period of six months i.e. upto 23rd December, 2018 or until their safety is established on the basis of credible reports and supporting data, whichever is earlier,” the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said in a notification.

The decision in this regard was taken in a review meeting held on June 11, 2018 with the concerned Departments/ Ministries of the Government of India, wherein it was recommended to extend the ban for a period of another six months.

The Government of India has imposed the ban back on September 24, 2008. The ban has been extended from time to time since then. (KNN Bureau)

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