PSQCA to start operation against substandard cooking oil, ghee

Lahore—Pakistan Standard Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) on Tuesday decided to start an operation against substandard cooking oil, Banaspatti Ghee and open edible oil products manufacturers. All the concerned director have been ordered to accelerate market survey and initiate legal action against all these black sheep. It was decided in a meeting of the PSQCA with Pakistan Vanaspati Manufacturing Association (PVMA) which was chaired by Director General PSQCA Engr. Muhammad Khalid Siddiq here at the PSQCA, CA-North SDC Office here on Tuesday.
Ghulam Umer Kazi Secretary PSQCA, Dr. Shehzad Afzal Dy. DG (QC), Muhammad Yasin Akhtar Director, CA-North, Ahmad Nadeem Iqbal, Director TSC and Muhamad Arif Qasim, Chairman, PVMA, Umer Islam Khan, Secretary General PVMA, Abid Malik, Director PVMA and other Members of PVMA were also present on the occasion. It was also decided that a combined policy to handle black sheep in the industrial sector would be formed. Filler and open sale of cooking oil and Banaspatti Ghee would be discouraged and would be met with an iron hand.
Both the parties agreed to declare the Vitamin “D” compulsory in Cooking and Banaspatti Ghee. The PVMA discussed and place the agenda items on quality issues and ensured the PSQCA for its cooperation and collective working for the better Pakistan. The Chairman, PVMA highlighted the important role of PSQCA and extended full cooperation to improve the implementation of the PSQCA policy. The DG PSQCA also assured his full support in increasing the effectiveness and strengthening value of mandatory products.—APP

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