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May 19, 2017

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Lahore tops dairy products adulteration

Lahore tops dairy products adulteration

PFA DG says efforts continue against mafia

LAHORE

Adulteration in dairy products remained on top in provincial metropolis while Multan and Faisalabad supersede Lahore in adulterated beverages/juices and ghee respectively.

Data collected from Punjab Food Authority (PFA) revealed that from November 2016 till March 2017 teams of PFA seized 25,950kg dairy products especially milk in Lahore while in Multan and Faisalabad, it seized 1,097kg and 350kg respectively.

The PFA officials said that Lahore as a metropolitan city has more demand of milk and dairy products than other cities and this is why the business of adulterated milk is thriving and continuing in the city. They said the PFA teams are deputed on a daily checking of milk carrying vans entering the city and spurious and adulterated milk was discarded on the spot. Data showed that PFA sealed 8, 13, 9, 2 and 1 premises of dairy products in Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Multan while 2,250kg, 3,880kg, 4,642kg, 440kg and 275kg of dairy products especially milk was discarded on the spot.

In Multan, PFA teams seized 106,657kg juices/beverages while in Faisalabad they seized 37,960kg spurious and adulterated oil/ghee. As per PFA data, Multan remained second in spurious oil/ghee as 23,900kg oil/ghee was also seized in the district. Multan left behind Lahore and other districts in adulterated confectionery/snacks and sweets/bakery items as PFA teams seized both 37,504kg and 9,716kg items respectively. The PFA officials said Gujranwala led the list in spurious and adulterated spices as 28,000kg was seized while in Faisalabad PFA teams seized 4,902kg spices. The PFA teams discarded 1,615kg, 500kg, 500kg and 75kg confectionery/snacks items from Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Multan respectively.

Faisalabad appeared on top of the list when it comes to spurious and substandard ketchup as 3,472kg was seized while in Lahore, 1,080kg ketchup was seized. However, PFA also discarded 2,568kg, 2,547kg, 1,563kg, 1,500kg and 190kg substandard ketchup from Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Multan respectively.  PFA data showed that over 295 premises were sealed by Authority during the time period mentioned above while a total of 294,383kg adulterated and spurious edibles were seized and 63,200kg discarded on the spot.

Data also revealed that during January 2017, the Authority carried out a total of 7,241 inspections, issued 6,083 improvement notices, imposed a fine of Rs5,746,500, sealed 146 premises, registered 19 FIRs, arrested 12 persons and took 243 samples from Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Multan respectively.

During February 2017, the authority carried out a total of 9,431 inspections, issued 7,818 improvement notices, imposed a fine of Rs6,262,100, sealed 104 premises, registered nine FIRs, arrested two persons and took 233 samples from Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Multan respectively.

During March 2017, the Authority carried out a total of 10,144 inspections, issued 7,885 improvement notices, imposed a fine of Rs8,673,700, sealed 273 premises, registered 12 FIRs, arrested two persons and took 272 samples from Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Multan respectively.

PFA data revealed that during April 2017, the Authority carried out a total of 10,863 inspections, issued 8,314 improvement notices, imposed a fine of Rs5,382,500, sealed 246 premises, registered eight FIRs, arrested 13 persons and took 255 samples from Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Multan respectively.

PFA Director General Noorul Amin Mengal while talking with The News said PFA is fighting against adulteration and every effort is being done to wipe out the mafia involved in adulteration and sub-standard food. He said no pressure or favour will be given to anyone involved in malpractices. He said Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has passed special instructions to PFA to ensure implementation of food safety laws in the province and PFA is doing so.

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