PFA bans the sale of 103 oil and ghee brands that failed to comply with health safety standards

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  • PFA confiscated more than 68,000 kilograms of oils and ghee that did not comply with the standards.
  • The authority declared 103 edible oil and ghee brands unfit for consumption.
  • Out of 317 samples of brands, 3 were found with incorrect labeling, and 47 failed to comply with safety parameters.
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The provincial food authority collected some 317 samples from the market out of which 56 failed on quality parameters, 3 were found with incorrect labeling, and 47 failed to comply with safety parameters.

211 brands were found conforming to the set standards for edible oils and fats. PFA confiscated more than 68,000 kilograms of oils and ghee that did not comply with the standards.

Punjab Food Authority put a halt on further production and distribution until the brands meet the health safety standards. Director General PFA Captian Retired Muhammad Usman said that the brands which failed to comply with health standards won’t continue further production till they meet the safety standards.

Besides annual checking of all the eatables in accordance with the sampling schedule surprise checking is also done, he added. He also said that the authority will again collect samples of different brands for laboratory tests. The authority declared 103 edible oil and ghee brands unfit for consumption.

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The brands which failed to meet safety and quality parameters are Geo Banaspati, Kisan Banaspati Ghee, Potohar Cooking Oil, Sitara Cooking Oil, Qile Khyber Banaspati, Kisan Super Cooking Oil, Multan Banaspati, Commander Cooking Oil, Shafi Vegetable Ghee, Barra Khyber Banaspati Ghee, Misaal Banaspati, Fatima Cooking Oil, Darra Khyber Banaspati, Foody Sunflower Cooking Oil, Seasons Banaspati, Punjab Cooking Oil, Seasons Cooking Oil, Punjab Banaspati, Dawat Cooking Oil, Master Palm Olein Oil, Sundrop Cooking Oil, Care Banaspati Ghee, Care Cooking Oil, Bakeman FRYO Frying Oil, Mehboob Cooking Oil, Chandi Sona Banaspati, Asia Banaspati, Tahafuz Banaspati, Chand Banaspati, Mumta Banaspati, Hoor Cooking Oil, Jashan Banaspati, Minha Banaspati, Naqash Banaspati, Geo Banaspati, Geo Kohinoor Banaspati, Khushboo Banaspati, Naqash Banaspati, Watan Cooking Oil, Dalda Fortified Sunflower Cooking Oil, Sufi Sunflower Cooking Oil, Momin Cooking Oil, Momin Sunflower Cooking Oil, Barkat Banaspati, Areej Premium Cooking Oil, Sadiq Cooking Oil, Dalda Fortified Sunflower Cooking Oil, and Eva Premium Quality VTF Banaspati.

The other brands which did not comply with health safety standards are Malta Banaspati, Soya Supreem Banaspati, Barkat Cooking Oil, Hafeez Banaspati, Fawad Banaspati, Maan Banaspati, Enaam Banaspati, Aghaz Banaspati, Hayat Palm Olein, Tawanai Palm Olein, Gul Banaspati, Mujahid Cooking Oil, Mujahid Soyabean Cooking Oil, Fatima Palm Olein Oil, Zaitoon Refined Palm Olein Oil, Mumtaz Cooking Oil, Madni Cooking Oil, Ok Cooking Oil, Maha Banaspati, Rohi Banaspati, Multan Canola Cooking Oil, Roho Canola Cooking Oil, Ittehad Canola Cooking Oil, Asia Pure Cooking Oil, Asia Pure Canola Oil, Maaz Supreme Banaspati Ghee, Shahbaz Cooking Oil, Shama Banaspati, Moulvi Cooking Oil, Andaaz Banaspati, Qadir Banaspati, Hafeez Cooking Oil, Ganj Shakr Cooking Oil, Shafi Cooking Oil, Tayyab Cooking Oil, Rahat Cooking Oil, Rahat Banaspati, SB Gold Canola Oil, Sb Gold Cooking Oil, Sidra Cooking Oil, Fatima Cooking Oil, Tahafuz Banaspati, Maaz Supreme Pakwan Oil, Fauji Koh-e-Noor Banaspati, Shehroz Banaspati, Khushi Cooking Medium, Aghaaz Banaspati, Master Chef Cooking Oil, ACP Fold Banaspati, Ittehad Palm Olein Cooking Oil, Taqwa Cooking Oil and Khalis Cooking Oil.

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