Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has issued a public notice, warning the consumers not to use banaspati of substandard quality.

The authority took ghee and cooking oil samples from various renowned companies and conducted laboratory tests, with less than stellar results.

PFA’s notification comes as a result of lab test reports which found that the certain brand’s ghees are not appropriate for consumption.

Substandard Quality

PFA has named the following products for their substandard quality, after the authority found out that the products lacked necessary saponification value and Vitamin A:

  • Shan Cooking Oil
  • Shan Banaspati
  • Smart Canola Cooking Oil
  • Ghani Cooking Oil
  • Shah Taj Cooking Oil
  • Soya Supreme Cooking Oil
  • Kashmir Canola Oil and
  • Cuko Banaspati

Unfit for Consumption

Apart from the above mentioned products, these cooking oil and banaspati products are unfit for consumption due to rancidity, addition of artificial flavour and high acid content:

  • Sufi Sunflower Cooking Oil
  • Soya Supreme Banaspati
  • Olio Premium Canola Oil
  • Momin Cooking Oil
  • Mayar Banaspati
  • Momin Banaspati
  • Tullo Cooking Oil
  • Salovi Spanish Olive Oil
  • Maan Banaspati
  • Naz Banaspati
  • Kissan Vegetable Ghee and
  • Malta Banaspati

Director General Punjab Food Authority Noor-ul-Amin issued a public notice on the matter.

Previous Investigations

This is not the first time that PFA has warned about the consumption of oil and ghee products. Around half a year ago, the authority warned against dozens of cooking oil products as being harmful and hazardous to health.


Read More: Punjab Food Authority Has Banned These 50 Oil & Ghee Products


Previously the Supreme Court had also ordered an investigation into milk products.

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