Lahore High Court (LHC) has granted a stay order which restrains the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) and its Director General, Noorul Amin Mengal, from taking action against tea whitener products.
Engro Foods, a popular manufacturer of dairy products in Pakistan, had filed a petition against the Punjab government and its food authority over an unjust order.
PFA had claimed that tea whiteners were not milk and instructed all companies to clearly mention it on their product labels.
All dairy product manufacturers were asked to add the text “This is not milk” on the packaging and labelling of tea whiteners, covering at least 15% of the carton’s total area.
The authority had ordered companies to follow the instructions immediately or they would not be allowed to sell their tea whitener products after June 1.
The Case & Outcome
LHC has now decided in favor of the dairy company by issuing a stay order.
PFA has been asked to abstain from any action against Engro Foods or any of its vendors.