LAHORE: The Livestock Department and the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) have finalised an action plan for the implementation of the pasteurisation law to ensure the provision of pure milk to citizens.
In this regard, PFA Director General Muhammad Usman and Livestock and Dairy Development Department Secretary Ahsan Waheed met on Wednesday to discuss the various aspects of the project.
It was decided that the final decision regarding the start of the pasteurisation pilot project will be taken after a survey is conducted.
In the survey, facts and figures about the consumption of milk in different areas and people’s interest in pasteurisation would be assessed. The livestock department secretary said that the Punjab Food Authority and the livestock department had completed planning and implementation of this policy.
All aspects of the pilot project had been reviewed carefully and the survey would be completed in the next 15 days.
“People must help and support our survey teams in their respective areas so that they could get pure milk,” he said. Meanwhile, the PFA DG said that pasteurization was a very simple way to process milk in order to rid it of bacteria. He added that proper production units will package pasteurised milk to curb adulteration.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 23rd, 2019.