LAHORE– The Punjab Food Authority (PFA)’s dairy safety teams on Friday disposed of 79,630 liter chemically contaminated milk while carrying out an operation to control the wicked practice of milk adulteration in the provincial metropolis.
PFA Director General Rifaqat Ali said that teams have disposed of 1990.75 maunds impure milk over failed milk samples during the test at screening pickets which had placed at the entry and exit points of Lahore. He said that teams have examined totaled 401,740 litre milk loaded on 272 milk-supply vehicles.
According to details, teams examined 37 vehicles at Thokar Niaz Baig, Sundar(49), Sagiyan Bridge(40), Gajjumatta(36), Babu Sabu(21), Ada Plot(21) and 68 vehicles on other points.
He further added that milk was disposed of on a low level of LR, the addition of urea and adulteration of water, adding that it was a serious crime to mix water and toxic chemical in milk to increase the milk quantity.
He said that milk-supply vehicles cannot enter the Lahore premises without checking of milk.
DG said that the authority is utilizing all available resources and taking strict action against milk adulteration to control their wick practice by following the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan and CM Punjab. The authority will continue its indiscriminate action against counterfeiters and adulterators till complete elimination from Punjab, he added.— PRESS RELEASE