The raw materials used in the production of the Triposha nutritional supplement for pregnant women contained toxics, it has come to light.

The revelation came when Women for Rights met Health minister Keheliya Rambukwella and the chairman of the state-owned producing company on September 29.

Following their meeting, president of the association Savitri Paulraj told the media that substandard quality wheat and soybeans had been used in its manufacture.

Both the minister and the producer admitted that Triposha contained aflatoxin, despite the government’s repeated denials, said Paulraj.

She charged the private suppliers imported the substandard wheat and soybeans used in the manufacture of animal feed.

The revelation was first made by president of the public health inspectors association Upul Rohana, but the Triposha company claimed the stocks that contained the toxin were not issued to the recipients.

However, Rohana said six test reports by the National Institute of Health at Nagoda confirmed the presence of aflatoxin in the distributed stocks.

 

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