PFA disposes of 17,300 litre chemically contained milk
LAHORE: To control the wicked practice of milk adulteration, Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has set up screening picket on Kasur Road Mustafa Abad Toll Plaza and discarded 17,300 litres impure milk.
PFA Director General Irfan Memon said that the action was taken against milk suppliers on account of adulteration and over failure to meet the food standards. He said that dairy safety teams examined 22,500 litre milk loaded on 11 milk carrier vehicles during the operation. The purpose of the operation was to ensure the provision of adulteration-free food and milk to the people.
He said that milk was disposed of after it was proved that milk had contamination of polluted water, urea and harmful chemicals, as well as found low level of Lactometer Reading. The director general said that adulteration is a heinous crime and adulterators would be dealt with iron hand. He further said that the use of adulterated milk is not fit for elders and children. He further said that the provincial food regulatory body is checking milk shops and vehicles on a daily basis in this crucial time by placing screening pickets at the entry and exit points of the cities across Punjab.
The PFA’s food safety officers are being sent to the field wearing full protective clothing who are screening the food business operators for COVID-19 with the help of thermal guns along with guiding them to prevent coronavirus, he added.