Traces of melamine have been found in
the Chinese baby formula Yashili 2 that was earlier found available in markets
in some parts of the country.
Plasma Plus, the private testing laboratory, on Tuesday confirmed this in its
report to the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI).
The government is also taking steps to amend the breast milk substitute
regulation of marketing ordinance-1984 in order to take sterner action against
those who are importing unregulated milk powder that pose a threat to public
The testing laboratory found melamine in Yashili 2 milk powder's 8008 batch.
Director General of BSTI Azmal Hossain told The Daily Star, "The presence of
harmful melamine in Yashili 2 milk formula has been found according to the
report by Plasma Plus. The amount of melamine present is 72.77 milligram per kg
He said that BSTI, the Department of Chemistry of Dhaka University and Plasma
Plus are scheduled to test melamine in different baby milk products following
media reports of thousands of children being affected in China.