LAHORE– The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Sunday foiled an attempt to supply 5,000 litres chemically contaminated thick liquid which was to be used in the preparation of fake milk after bringing in the provincial metropolis.
While the liquid was being carried on a vehicle (LEI-1390) from Arifwala to Lahore.
PFA Director General Captain (retired) Muhammad Usman said that acting on a tip-off, food safety team has placed picket and taken samples for a screening test on the spot and took action against milk supplier over found results not up to the mark.
During the test, the team has found the contamination of detergent, powder and water in the liquid. In the light of results, the provincial food regulatory body has ended this wicked practice by confiscating thousands of litres liquid, because, more than 20,000 litres of fake milk was to be produced with this hazardous liquid.
He said that PFA has registered a case against adulterators in the nearest police station and handed over a vehicle to police. However, a driver and owner have managed to escape the spot by leaving a vehicle.
The director general said that PFA had seized 80,000 litres of tainted milk in Pakpattan two days ago during a raid. The adulteration in basic food like milk is the biggest fraud with humanity. The use of tainted milk poses a threat to users’ health, he added.
Muhammad Usman further said that the Punjab Food Authority is fully committed to bring down the wicked practice of milk adulteration, upon the directions of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.— PRESS RELEASE