State Minister of Consumer Protection Lasantha Alagiyawanna has instructed officials to take legal action against those who sell substandard plastic bottles used to feed infants.
The Ministry noted that plastic milk bottles made from polycarbonates are sold in Sri Lanka, despite not being approved by the National Medicines Regulatory Authority.
It added that the Sri Lanka Industrial Technology Institute has the required facilities to grant approval to quality manufacturers.
Eighteen institutions are registered to import plastic bottles used to feed liquids to infants, which have been approved by the National Medicines Regulatory Authority.
The State Ministry revealed that the Imports and Exports Controller General will only allow registered companies to import them into the country, and added that steps will be taken to obtain samples of products sold by unregistered companies.