PFA disposes of 3,130 litre adulterated milk
LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has discarded 3,130 litre adulterated milk and issued warning notices for improvement to four food business operators while carrying out a crackdown against impure milk in Gulshan Ravi here on Saturday.
The operation was led by PFA Director General Irfan Memon. He 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 have visited 13 milk shops and examined 10,620 litre milk to check the quality.
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 a low level of Lactometer Reading. Meanwhile, dairy safety teams have disposed of chemically contained milk after recovering from Sardar, Pak Pure, Al-Madina, Yasin, Accha, Kasuri, Taya, Ali Hajveri and Mian Ali Milk Shops.
The director general said that the purpose of the operation was to ensure the provision of adulteration-free food and milk to the people. He further 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.