LIVE MINT Import of milk products from China banned


  • The government extended the ban on import of milk and its products, including chocolates, from China.


  • Food regulator FSSAI had recommended extending the ban until all labs at ports are modernised to test the chemical.
  • The ban was first imposed in September 2008 and extended subsequently from time to time.
  • India is word’s largest producer and consuer of milk.
  • It produces around 150 million tonne milk annually.
  • UP is leading state in milk production followed by rajastan and Gujarat.
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