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Sikkim bans packaged milk from outside

First Published: 18th January, 2022 11:43 IST

In view of the safety of consumers in the state, the Sikkim government has temporarily banned packaged milk in pouches, packets or cans from outside the state in order to

In view of the safety of consumers in the state, the Sikkim government has temporarily banned packaged milk in pouches, packets or cans from outside the state in order to prevent the spread of the highly contiguous Covid-19.

The ban will come into effect from tomorrow, according to a notification issued by the state Animal Husbandry Department.

According to the notification, milk cans, pouches and packets from outside either do not meet the required quality standards or are inconsistent in their quality standards.

Also Read: Sikkim Covid Surge: CM Prem Singh Tamang takes stock of preparedness

Besides, it stated that such milk sources are not being regulated and monitored for quality assurance including its handling, processing, and maintenance of cold chain.

The notification further stated that due to the manual handling on the surface area of these milk pouches and cans, there is ahigh chance of spreading Covid-19 infection.

Worth mentioning here, Sikkim procure milk from places like Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Siliguri in West Bengal and also from within the State.

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