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.