PFA seals cooking oil factory in Gujranwala

PFA seals cooking oil factory in Gujranwala

Gujranwala (Staff Report): Punjab Food Authority (PFA) sealed a cooking oil production factory during raid after finding unhygienic production processes and unhealthy elements in its products.

Rafia Haider, Punjab Food Authority Director Operations, said that as many as 50,000 liter of cooking oil was seized from the factory after it was found that chicken waste was being used to manufacture the product.

She said, “Chicken intestines, fur and other wastage were being used for the manufacturing process.”

The Director Operations said that the oil was being used in a number of hotels in the city and serious action will be taken against the hotels as well.

Earlier, on Dec 29, Swedish Dairies' production facility was sealed in Gujranwala.

According to Punjab Food Authority director Badar Munir, certain chemicals were being used in the production process of unbranded milk. The raiding team also discovered fungi, insects, and dirt in the company’s dairy products.

No further development was reported, nor is it known whether Swedish Dairies, which claims to be “the most reliable name” in Pakistan’s dairy industry on its website, responded with any action.

Swedish Dairies is a supplier of dairy products to various bakeries in the locality.