These oils were used as alternative of dairy fats in dairy products and the adulterators
used palm oil to produce fats in tainted milk.
In other words by then market is opened for the adulterators
to sell substandard and adulterated milk without any fear and action by the PFA.
Following the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, the provincial food authority continued its crackdown against adulterators
and unhygienic food points across Punjab.
The DG added that the authority has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against the food adulterators
in the province on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.
More than sixty million rupees worth of penalties were imposed; 463 successful operations against mafias engaged in the business of impure or substandard foods were carried out; 2.600 food specimens were sent to laboratories for tests; compared to 20,000 inspections in the first ten months of 2016, there was reportedly a 450% rise in 2017; hundreds of factories were sealed; cases against severe adulterators
were filed while some were actually arrested.
Customers also fear that food adulterators
find Ramadan as the peak season of making their fortunes by selling even adulterated items of food.
Fasih Tariq Khan, Zafar Javed Khwaja, Mohammad Hussain Shaikh, Fayyaz Ali Memon, Imran Khan Mugheri, Parveen Haleem Shaikh, Ghufrana Arain and Saba Arain have said in a joint statement that Hyderabad, second big city of Sindh has been infested with adulterators
and illegal profiteers and with advent of winter the prices of eggs, dry fruits, milk and other consumer items were shooting to sky high while prices of all items of kitchen have become out of reach of common man.
'We'll continue crackdown on milk adulterators
as well as will take action against encroachments and other food sellers and will be taken more and more samples by the health for laboratory test and necessary action,' he said.
As the complexity of product composition and economic motivation increases, adulterators
may feel incentive to introduce adulterated products into the market, explained Dr.
The court has repeatedly said it would be foolish to go lightly on adulterators
just because no grievous illness or death has been reported immediately after someone drinks milk laced with such poisonous substances.
This is so much threatening to human health but unfortunately no rigorous law has been introduced to catch the adulterators
in the country.
Though, many 'black-marketeers' and adulterators
try their best to mix something in wheat, rice, pulses and other grains, once they are caught, it is a big trouble for them.
Vice Chairman Aasim Saeed Sheikh stressed the need for legislation against seed mafia, adulterators
and supplier of sub-standard inputs to award them exemplary punishment.
') brazen perpetration of the crime has crossed all limits.