61 Ghee, Cooking Oil Brands Declared ‘Unhealthy’ by Punjab Food Authority

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The Punjab Food Authority has declared 61 ghee and cooking oil brands ‘unhealthy’ for usage.

Punjab Food Authority seized 47,233 liters of ghee and cooking oil after a sample collection drive in the market.

During the sample collection drive, 61 brands of oil and ghee failed to meet the quality standards and criteria. Whereas, 118 other brands were found up to the quality standard, PFA Director General Muhammad Usman declared.

The drive was launched by Punjab Food Authority to check standards, quality and the availability of requisite micro nutrients in ghee and cooking oil, said the PFA Director.

Punjab food authority would not allow anyone to sell products that are injurious to health, he further added.

Following the sample collection drive, 267 samples of cooking oil and ghee for laboratory test is considered.

PFA released the results of sample collection of edible ghee and cooking oil. However, the analysis of 88 brands is under process, the regulatory body said.

Brands Declared ‘Unhealthy’ by Punjab Food Authority

The ghee and cooking oil brands which are unfit or unhealthy for consumption as per PFA standards, include:

Abid Koh-e-Noor Banaspati, Ambar Banaspati, Apna Banaspati, Apna Canola Oil, Areej Premium Banaspati, Atif Banaspati, Attiya Banaspati, Badar Cooking Oil, Behtreen Banaspati, Crispo Vegetable Oil, Dawat Cooking Oil, Enam Cooking Oil, Faizi Banaspati, Gai Canola Cooking Oil, Gai Cooking Oil, Gai Sunflower Cooking Oil, Ghousia Banaspati, Ghousia Canola Oil, Gold Rehmat Banaspati, Hoor Canola Oil, Hoor Cooking Oil, Hoor Sunflower Oil, Ittehad Cooking Oil, Kamiyab Cooking Oil, Kamran Banaspati, Karwan Banaspati, Kausar Canola Oil, Kausar Cooking Oil, Khajoor Cooking Oil, Kisan Cooking Oil (Sunflower), Lives Cooking Oil, Mamta Banaspati, Mujahid Cooking Oil, Naimat Canola Oil, Naturelle Cooking Oil, Nice Banaspati, Nirala Banaspati, Olio Premium Canola Oil, Olio Premium Sunflower Oil, Qarni Banaspati, Rahat Banaspati Ghee, Seasons Frying Oil, Sitara Cooking Oil, Sultan Sunflower Oil, Zareen Banaspati, Chand Banaspati, Ella Cooking Oil, Evolin Vegetable Banaspati, Evolin Vegetable Cooking Oil, Fauji Cooking Oil, Golden Sun Banaspati, Golden Sun Cooking Oil, Ittehad Banaspati, Khajur Banaspati, Lives Banaspati, Madni Cooking Oil, Shamim Banaspati, Sultan Canola Oil, Sultan Cooking Oil and Zaiqa Cooking Oil.

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