Gilgit: The Division Magistrate of Gilgit has disallowed sale of two brands of Ghee and Cooking oil after laboratory tests gave negative results, read a letter shared with the media.
According to the letter, copy of which is posted on Pamir Times’s twitter feed, products of Pehlwan Foods and Maa Banaspati Ghee have found to be hazardous for human health. The magistrate has directed traders to stop sale of these products.
Other products, Soya Supreme Cooking Oil, Soya Supreme Banaspati, Smart Cooking Oil, Malta Cooking Oil, Talo Cooking Oil and Talo Banaspati have been declared fit for consumption, and the ban of their sale has been lifted.
The notification says that the brands were checked in accordance with the GB Pure Food Act 2011 at the National Institute of Health and Sciences, Islamabad.
The shop keepers have been advised to stop the sale of the products and remove them from their shops within ten days, or face ‘strict legal action’.
— PAMIR TIMES ™ (@pamirtimes) February 13, 2017
In December last year, the district administration had imposed a ban on the sale of almost 19 brands of cooking oil and ghee.