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IFA destroys 1,100 litres adulterated milk

By APP
July 06, 2024
This representational image shows Food Safety Authority workers standing near the tanker on February 17, 2024. — Facebook/Islamabad Food Authority
This representational image shows Food Safety Authority workers standing near the tanker on February 17, 2024. — Facebook/Islamabad Food Authority

Islamabad:The Islamabad Food Authority (IFA) led by food safety teams (FSTs) on Friday, carried out a major operation in Rawat, resulting in the destruction of 1,100 litres of contaminated milk.

Talking to APP, Deputy Director Operations (DDO) of IFA, Dr Tahira Saddique, said that during the operation, 10,000 litres of milk were tested. Using a milk adulteration testing kit, the team found positive results for contamination on the spot, leading to the immediate destruction of the adulterated milk.

Dr. Tahira Siddique, commenting on the issue, emphasised that mixing milk and water or any other substances was a serious offense. She stressed that such practices harm children and infants, causing gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

The timely intervention by the food safety teams prevented the distribution of this harmful milk to Rawat and nearby areas. Dr. Siddique warned that any reduction in the quality of milk, especially for children, would not be tolerated. Deputy Director of the Islamabad Food Authority stated that strict measures would be taken against those violating food regulations, and no concessions would be given to offenders.