KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Vanaspati Mills Association (PVMA), Atif Ikram, said that the government should control the production of substandard ghee and cooking oil in the country.
“According to laws and guidelines, it is mandatory by the government of Pakistan that all cooking oils must be registered with PSQCA,” he said in a statement issued here on Thursday. He said that majority of cooking oils are not registered with PSQCA, but thet still carry the PSQCA quality assurance.
Ikram complained the open sale of substandard ghee and oil in the country and said that the authorities concerned had turned a blind eye towards the hazardous matter.
Ikram said that substandard and contaminated products were rampantly being sold and consumed in the country as there was no national body or legislation for food safety. He demanded of the relevant authorities to take stern action against the ghee mills producing and selling low quality products. PVMA requested the government to ensure selling of standard oil in the country so as to save consumers from exploitation.
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