Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has issued lab reports of its recently conducted tests and 16 milk brands are declared safe for human consumption in Pakistan, Dawn reports.
In a press release PFA revealed that the following packaged milk brands are fit for people;
- Good Milk
- Nestle Milk Pack
The authority is said to have tested the samples of these brands in national and international laboratories. Among pasteurized milk brands following are good for health:
- Daily Diary
- Day Fresh
The samples of the said brands were collected from 15th-20th March. They were tested by Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Intertek and SGS, both of which are German firms.
Pakistan is the second country in the world where more than 70 percent of the milk is contaminated. Previously, it was revealed in Supreme Court that various brands including Haleeb are poisoning Pakistanis. PFA revealed in the court that Haleeb contains a chemical called formalin, which is actually used for preserving dead bodies.
The brand was also found to have contained sugarcane juice. And not just Haleeb other brands like Acha, Al-Fazl Food, Doce, Al-Fajr Food, Gourmet were all said to be unsafe for use.
Since then many companies have been fined and sealed by the authority. Also, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) fined Engro Foods Limited (EFL), Noon Pakistan Limited (NPL), and Shakarganj Foods Products Limited (SFP) for deceiving customers by marketing and selling their tea whiteners and dairy drinks as milk.
PFA following this development ordered tea whitener brands to write “This is not milk” on 15 percent of the total area of their product’s packaging.