103 Popular Oil & Ghee Brands banned for being harmful

Published on: 23/09/2019 | Comments: 1 comment 

The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has banned the sale of 103 brands of cooking oil and ghee in Pakistan, terming these harmful for consumption. 47 of these failed on safety parameters whereas the remaining 56 failed to meet quality standards.

68,120 kilograms of such oils and ghee have been confiscated from the market and the watchdog has directed to ban the production and distribution until they don?t conform to the health standards.

The food safety teams collected 317 samples from the market and the results were gauged on the basis of blind sampling before company representatives.

211 brands conformed to the standards against which the samples were tested.

Here?s the list of cooking oil brands which failed to meet the standards:

Potohar Cooking Oil Sitara Cooking Oil Kisan Super Cooking Oil Commander Cooking Oil Fatima Cooking Oil
Foody Sunflower Cooking Oil Sawera Cooking Oil Punjab Cooking Oil Seasons Cooking Oil Dawat Cooking Oil
Master Palm Olein Oil Sundrop Cooking Oil Care Cooking Oil Bakeman FRYO Frying Oil Mehboob Cooking Oil
Hoor Cooking Oil Watan Cooking Oil Dalda Fortified Sunflower Cooking Oil Sufi Sunflower Cooking Oil Momin Cooking Oil
Momin Sunflower Cooking Oil Areej Premium Cooking Oil Sadiq Cooking Oil Barkat Cooking Oil Hayat Palm Olein
Tawanai Palm Olein 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 Multan Canola Cooking Oil Roho Canola Cooking Oil
Ittehad Canola Cooking Oil Asia Pure Cooking Oil Asia Pure Canola Oil Shahbaz Cooking Oil Moulvi Cooking Oil
Hafeez Cooking Oil Ganj Shakr Cooking Oil Shafi Cooking Oil Tayyab Cooking Oil Rahat Cooking Oil
SB Gold Canola Oil SB Gold Cooking Oil Sidra Cooking Oil Maaz Supreme Pakwan Oil Khushi Cooking Medium
Master Chef Cooking Oil Ittehad Palm Olein Cooking Oil Taqwa Cooking Oil Khalis Cooking Oil

For ghee, the list is as given below:

Geo Banaspati Kisan Banaspati Ghee Qila Khyber Banaspati Multan Banaspati Shafi Vegetable Ghee
Darra Khyber Banaspati Ghee Misaal Banaspati Seasons Banaspati Punjab Banaspati Care Banaspati Ghee
Chandi Sona Banaspati Asia Banaspati Tahafuz Banaspati Chand Banaspati (VTF) Mumta Banaspati (VTF)
Jashan Banaspati Minha Banaspati Naqash Banaspati Geo Kohinoor Banaspati Khushboo Banaspati
Barkat Banaspati Eva Premium Quality VTF Banaspati Malta Banaspati Soya Supreme Banaspati Hafeez Banaspati
Fawad Banaspati Maan Banaspati Enaam Banaspati Aghaz Banaspati Gul Banaspati
Maha Banaspati Rohi Banaspati Maaz Supreme Banaspati Ghee Shama Banaspati Andaaz Banaspati
Qadir Banaspati Rahat Banaspati Tahafuz Banaspati Fauji Koh-e-Noor Banaspati Shehroz Banaspati
Aghaaz Banaspati ACP Fold Banaspati

PFA Director General, Muhammad Usman said on the occasion that no compromise will be made on quality and that the defaulters will remain banned until further notice.? .. Source

Children being fed with harmful snacks in Chitral

Published on: 10/10/2018 | Comments: 1 comment 

Chitral: Tuck loads of harmful snacks in the form of chips, slanties etc can been seen being unloaded in Chitral bazars on daily basis. These unhealthy items made of artificial ingredients mostly dangerous for health are a craze with school going children. The slanties are labled with alluring names like ‘miss call’, ‘wrong number’ ‘rocket’ etc and children love them. One person carrying an armful of these packets while going home was asked by our correspondent as to where was he carrying them. He said he was carrying them for his school going children. When he was told that these snacks are harmful, he replied “my children are addicted to these slanties and would not go to school without them”. The government of Punjab has banned the production and sale of these unhealthy snacks and it is hoped that the KPK government would also put a ban on their production and sale immediately . .. CN report, 10 Oct 2018