The popular cooking oils and ghee have been declared unfit for consumption by the Punjab Food Authority (PFA). A laboratory test was done after which the PFA Director General Noor-ul-Amin Mangal issued a notice regarding the quality of the cooking oils. In the national newspapers, the public notice was issued.
Initially, PFA conducted the cooking oils random sampling and then did a lab test. Due to rancidity, Vitamin A shortage, addition of artificial flavor, less saponification value and higher rate of acid value the cooking oils were found unfit for the human consumption.
The cooking oils that have been declared unfit are Shan Cooking Oil, Shan Banaspati, Smart Canola Cooking Oil, Ghani Cooking Oil, Shah Taj Cooking Oil, Soya Supreme Cooking Oil, Kashmir Canola Oil, Cuko Banaspati, Sufi Sunflower Cooking Oil, Soya Supreme Banaspati, Olio Premium Canola Oil, Momin Cooking Oil, Maya Banaspati, Momin Banaspati, Season Banaspati, Sundrop cooking oil, Tullo Banaspati, Naz Banaspati, Kissan Vegetable Ghee, Salovi Spanish Olive Oil, Maan Banaspati, and Malta Banaspati.
It is important that the public knows that above-mentioned cooking oils are not fit for consumption and avoid purchasing them. Also, it is extremely essential that the cooking oil companies take effective steps and improve their quality for their own sake and for the sake of the generalpublic.