Food laws: 40,000 litres of substandard milk seized

A few of the shops were found storing milk in containers used for keeping chemicals


Imran Adnan April 16, 2016

LAHORE:


The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has seized nearly 40,000 litres of substandard milk being transported to the city over the last two weeks.


Official data, available with The Express Tribune I, shows that the authority had inspected more than 770 vehicles carrying milk at city entrances as part of its drive against adulterated and substandard milk. Of the 770 vehicles, 83 were found carrying substandard milk.

The PFA also collected milk samples from 43 vehicles for laboratory examination. The authority has sealed dozens of milk shops over the period over poor hygiene and for selling substandard milk.

A few of the shops were found storing milk in containers used for keeping chemicals.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2016.