LAHORE– The Punjab Food Authority’s dairy safety teams have caught two factories producing tainted milk with hazardous chemicals while carrying out a grand operation in the sub-par areas of Sahiwal and Okara.
The teams have confiscated more than 21,600 litres unwholesome food including 1,000 litres chemically contaminated milk, 20,000 litres chemicals, 600 kg banaspati ghee and a huge quantity of raw material.
The authority also took into possession mixing machines during the raids.
PFA Director General Captain (retired) Muhammad Usman said tainted milk was being produced by adding powder, chemical and banaspati ghee in the preparation of milk.
He said that impure milk was supplied in different cities of Punjab especially Lahore through Milk Collection Centre after preparing. The use of tainted milk is injurious to health and causes stomach diseases.
Muhammad Usman further said PFA is doing work to curb the sale of adulterated milk under the supervision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. He said that the complete elimination of milk adulteration mafia is a top priority of PFA.
The operation is successfully continued against adulterators across Punjab.
He added that PFA is doing work with full efforts on pasteurization policy by following the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The purpose of pasteurization law is to ensure the provision of quality milk. PFA is trying hard to make strict rules as punishment against the violators especially adulterators, Usman added.— PRESS RELEASE