Director General Sindh Food Authority (SFA) Amjad Ali Laghari has said that sale of loose edible oil has been declared illegal and a strict action would be taken soon. Speaking at a meeting of Korangi Association of Trade & Industry , Laghari said that first priority of SFA is to maintain food quality in the province along with this, we are well aware of business aspects of this industry.
“That is the reason that we emphasize on reform and corrective measures instead of publicizing our actions,” he added. The DG SFA said that sale of substandard oil would be dealt with heavy hands, substandard milk coming from Dadu, Hyderabad, Larkana and other parts of interior Sindh to Karachi have been confiscated.
He shared that representation of industry would be included in scientific panel and we will keep food industry onboard to regulation and enforcement. Deputy Director SFA Malir-Korangi Imtiaz Ali Abro briefed about the regulation and performance of the authority.
President of KATI Sheikh Umer Rehan mentioned that thousands of tons loose oil available in Bazaars and retail shops which is highly harmful for the public health, a strict action should be taken against sales of substandard loose edible oil. He said that the establishment of SFA was a right step in the right direction.
He said that industry is ready to cooperate with authority, however we all want is that Industries with good repute and fraudulent elements should never be treated similarly. He also underscored the importance of positive attitude of SFA official and praised the performance of the authority.
Head of KATI’s standing committee on Food Safety & Health Muhammad Umer Qasim Omerson said that PM Khan is focusing on tourism and it is required to regulate food and restaurant industry for the promotion of tourism in Pakistan. He suggested that while SFA takes action against non-abiding entities it should also reward the people following the regulations.