YSR Congress party today demanded that the State Government ban Heritage milk as it contains the synthetic compound formalin which leads to cancer and other intestine disorders.
The party also asked the state government to order a full-fledged inquiry into the processing of the milk by the company.
Talking to reporters here, party spokesperson Jupudi Prabhakar Rao said ‘Kerala Government has already banned the product and has notified it through a gazette In August 2012 stating that formalin is added as preservative and it is injurious to health. We want the State to follow suit and ban the Heritage milk immediately’.
Heritage Foods, owned by TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu and his family members, has been widely using formalin as a preservative in the milk which causes cancer, intestine disorders and also affects liver. Kerala Government banned the products of Heritage Foods which are supplied under the brand name Heritage Paedmanabha in that state, he said and circulated copies of the Gazette.
Formalin or formaldehyde was found in excess of permissible limits in all the three varieties pasteurised, homogenised and standardised milk and the Commissioner of Food Safety has issued the order banning the product.
However, the State Government did not take the incident into cognizance. Three persons were charred to death in the accident at Heritage Foods plant in Visakhspatnam district on Sunday. Though the incident occurred due to lack of safety measure, the State was unmoved, he alleged.
On the flip side, Buzz that, YSR family and Jupudi family still buy Heritage milk on daily basis.