Cooking oil made with animal fat seized 

Police seized 80 containers filled with injurious cooking oil, says official


Our Correspondent August 02, 2017
PHOTO: EXPRESS

BAHAWALPUR: The district administration initiated a crackdown against illegal manufacturing of cooking oil and arrested three people on Tuesday.

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An official told The Express Tribune the police and district administration officials raided different areas and seized 80 containers filled with injurious cooking oil. Besides, the officials also confiscated containers filled with fat of dead animals that was used in manufacturing the cooking oil. Cases were registered against the culprits.

The Punjab food Authority (PFA) has also sealed several factories and shops involved in making unhygienic edible items, including sweets and oil in recent months. According to a latest PFA press release, “Some factories are producing adulterated beverages which are impacting the health of our future generation. These people ruin the future of the country in order to get easy money,” it states.

‘Unhealthy food making the public obese, sick’

It adds contaminated food has been around for a long time due to the use of low quality cooking oil and unsanitary methods. “PFA has begun a crackdown and the authority will continue to work until all such shops are closed altogether.”

The authority has obtained permission from its board to establish a training school earlier this year.

It plans to offer four levels of training to food handlers. In the first level, students will be taught the handling of cooked and prepared food. The second phase will be training of cooks and chefs, while the third will offer managerial-level courses. The fourth and final level deals with developing or creating would-be trainers.

The institute is likely to be named the Punjab Food Authority School and there are plans to establish more PFA academies around the province.

COMMENTS (2)

Lakhkar Khan | 4 years ago | Reply @rich: - Your name is 'rich' but your knowledge is poor. Whether the country is nuclear power or not, people only eat dead animals, not live.
rich | 4 years ago | Reply dead animals? but pakistan is a nuke power, how dare they?
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