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Pasteurization only solution to eliminate milk adulteration: DG PFA.

LAHORE:Director General (DG) Punjab Food

Authority (PFA) Noorul Amin Mengal has said that pasteurizing

is only solution to eliminate the sale of loose milk and its

adulteration.

The PFA is struggling day and night in order to ensure

the sale of healthy milk in market.

He expressed these views during addressing the consultative

meeting regarding implementation of Pasteurization Law, here on

Wednesday. Representatives from milk industry, farmer association,

packing industry and experts participated in the meeting.

The meeting was jointly chaired by Punjab Food Authority

Director General Noorul Amin Mengal and University of Veterinary

and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice Chancellor Dr Talat Mehmood Pasha.

Mengal said that complete elimination of adulteration milk is

not possible until intense vigilance on sale of loose milk. He

said that PFA has passed the pasteurizing law and sale of loose

milk will be completely banned within time span of five years.

Pasteurized milk is packed after boiling on a specific temperature

for a set period of time and kills harmful bacteria during this

process, he said.

Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha said that implementation of

pasteurization law is not difficult if all stakeholders play

their part of role. He said that university had established

experimental pasteurization plant which is successfully running.

He said that most of the countries are following pasteurization

process and Pakistan should not delay to adopt it.

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Publication:Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)
Date:Dec 12, 2017
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