103 cooking oil and ghee brands have been banned in Pakistan by the Punjab Food Authority (PFA). These brands have been termed harmful for human consumption.
56 of the brands were not able to meet the quality standards while 47 brands failed on the safety parameters. It is pertinent to mention here that 68,120 kilograms of such oils and ghee have been removed from the market.
PFA has given directions to relevant authorities to ban the production and distribution of the said oil and ghee until they follow the health standards.
There were 211 brands that conformed to the standards against which the samples were tested.
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The cooking oil & ghee brands that did not meet the standards include Potohar Cooking Oil, Sitara Cooking Oil, Kisan Super Cooking Oil, Commander Cooking Oil, Fatima Cooking Oil, Sufi Sunflower Cooking Oil, Dalda Fortified Sunflower Cooking Oil, Sadiq Cooking Oil, Care Cooking Oil, Mumtaz Cooking Oil, Master Palm Olein Oil, Mujahid Soyabean Cooking Oil, Mehboob Cooking Oil, Maaz Supreme Pakwan Oil, Asia Pure Cooking Oil, Momin Cooking Oil, Kisan Banaspati Ghee, Shafi Vegetable Ghee, Seasons Banaspati, Darra Khyber Banaspati Ghee, Qadir Banaspati, Punjab Banaspati and many others.
According to the PFA Director General, Muhammad Usman there will be no compromise that on the quality of ghee and oil. Also, the banned products will remain so until any further notice is issued.