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
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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