Sale of loose milk to be banned from 2022: PFA

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Shahid Inayat Malik, Additional Director General (ADG) Licensing & Resources of Punjab Food Authority (PFA), said that the sale of loose milk would be banned from 2022 and all dairy farms would be bound to sell pasteurized milk in plastic bags and bottles.

Shahid Malik, addressing an awareness seminar at the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), said that the purpose of PFA was to bring all food-related businesses, bakery, wedding halls, restaurants etc, into one category with a license, so that they can be monitored transparently.

Furthermore, he briefed, that PFA has started a campaign to protect consumers from the adulterated milk. The dairy farmers are advised to install pasteurizing plants and maintain cold chains to provide milk to the consumers.

In response to a question , ADG said that the license registration process has been simplified and complaints will be resolved on timely mode.

However, Punjab Food Authority has to increase its capacity to reduce fines and simplify procedures, adding “Information leaflets for campaign awareness should be given at every business center in Urdu language,” he said.