PFA seizes 16,600 liters oil extracted from animals’ filth
LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Friday sealed seven oil extracting units and confiscated 16,600 liters oil during a crackdown against them in the province.
On the tip-off of the vigilance cell, special teams comprised of food safety officers and other officials were raided and caught them red-handed.
According to a statement released from the ministry, PFA Director General Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman said that oil was being produced by extracting oil from the fat and filth of animals.
According to details, PFA sealed Abdul Hameed, Naeem, Naveed, Hamid, Suni Khurram, Imran and Tariq fat rendering units in the area of Double Sarkan (roads).
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The director general said that PFA unearthed these units after reconnaissance of supply the chain of oil at shops of the city.
He said that oil was supplied in the market after mixing in the used cooking oil. DG further said that PFA handed over all confiscated oil to bio-diesel companies because rancid oil only could be used in the preparation of biodiesel according to PFA regulations.