PFA Declared Many Popular Cooking Oils Unsafe For Health

According to a public notice issued by Punjab Food Authority on 27th November, the various popular cooking oils as well as ghee brands are unsafe and dangerous for human consumption. The PFA collected their samples and then tested these samples in their lab, after which they found that most of them lacked Vitamin A and were rancid.

Cooking Oils Unsafe

The authority also found after tests that these cooking oils and ghee had high amount of artificial flavor and acids which are bad for the human health and are not advised to be consumed by humans.

A total of 71 samples were tested from companies that manufacture ghee and oil. Out of the total, 42 were deemed as unfit for use. The PFA issued a letter to the respective companies, asking them to clarify their stance on the situation.

”Around 120 mills across the country, manufacturing more than 10,000 tons of ghee and edible oil daily, have stopped their production while raw material dispatch has also been stopped from Karachi,” said Pakistan Banaspati Manufacturers Association general secretary Umar Islam

The following products are listed by PFA as unsafe:

  • Absence of Vitamin A and Low Sponification Value
    • Shan Cooking Oil.
    • Shan Banaspati.
    • Smart Canola Cooking Oil.
    • Ghani Cooking Oil.
    • Shan Taj Cooking Oil.
    • Soya Supreme Cooking Oil.
    • Kashmir Canola Oil.
    • Cukoo Banaspati.
  • High Amount of Acid Values 
    • Sufi Sunflower Cooking Oil.
    • Soya Supreme Banaspati.
    • Olio Premium Canola Oil.
    • Momin Cooking Oil.
    • Mayar Banaspati.
    • Momin Banaspati.
    • Season Banaspati.
    • Sundrop Cooking Oil.
    • Tullo Banaspati.
    • Tullo Cooking Oil.
    • Salovi Spanish Olive Oil.
    • Maan Banaspati.
    • Naz Banaspati.
    • Kissan Vegetable Ghee.
    • Malta Banaspati.

The ad for public notice was also published in Urdu and English newspapers by PFA to spread awareness in public because these products are widely available in the market.

Cooking Oils Unsafe

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