MPs want government to stop importation of powdered milk


MPs want government to stop importation of powdered milk

A section of members of the August House now want the government to stop the importation of powdered milk with immediate effect.

Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture have made the clarion call to the Ministry of Trade, even as they welcomed the move to suspend the proposed draft dairy regulations of 2019.

The proposed regulations, which have since been deleted from the regulators website, proposed ramifications for farmers trading in raw milk directly to consumers.

In a notice released late last week, the board noted several factors which had led to a review of the current regulations, including need to update current policies and regulations, rapidly changing technological innovations in the sector, and consumer demands for quality and safe products.

The proposed regulations, which have since been deleted from the regulators website, proposed ramifications for farmers trading in raw milk directly to consumers.

The suspension of the regulations is good news to small scale dairy farmers who claimed that the proposed rules were aimed at eroding the gains they had made in the sector over the years.

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