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2019-07-13 19:52:38 BdST

Dhaka University researchers again ‘find traces of antibiotics’ in milk samples

Researchers again claimed to have found traces of antibiotics in 10 samples of pasteurised and unpasteurised milk produced by several companies.

Ten samples – seven pasteurised and three unpasteurised – were again tested last week, said a press release signed by Prof ABM Faruque, the former director of Dhaka University’s Biomedical Research Centre.

Pasteurised products of Pran, Milk Vita, Igloo, Aarong, and Farm Fresh were tested, the statement released on Saturday said.

New tests found four antibiotics in three samples, three antibiotics in six samples and two in one samples.

“We’ll try to publish results of these tests and others in future for the sake of the people,” Prof Faruque said.

He requested the authorities concerned to run regular tests on the products and improve their qualities.

Prof Faruque could not be reached for comments for this article.

On June 25, researchers announced finding traces of detergent and antibiotics in samples of pasteurised and unpasteurised milk of Pran, MilK Vita, Igloo, Aarong, and Farm Fresh.

All seven samples of pasteurised milk contained antibiotics used to treat humans, Prof Faruque had said. Detergent was detected in three samples of pasteurised and an unpasteurised one.

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