Seems like Pakistan’s big-wig Oil and Ghee brands are in great trouble. Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has banned as many as 50 oils and ghee products, declaring their production unfit for human consumption.

In March, PFA took around 142 samples from 120 companies. Only:

  • 92 passed
  • 26 failed
  • 24 failed to meet PFA’s nutritional standards

All the Samples were tested by PCSIR, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, an ISO-certified international standard laboratory.

Check the list of 26 brands that failed PFA’s test

  1. Zaiqa Banaspati
  2. Evian Flower Oil
  3. Mujahid Banaspati
  4. Kisan Sunflower Oil
  5. Kausar Banaspati
  6. Gaye Banaspati
  7. Savera Banaspati
  8. Seasons Banaspati
  9. Commander Banaspati
  10. Sultan Banaspati
  11. Salvi Banaspati
  12. Shahtaj Banaspati
  13. Sehr Banaspati
  14. Sehr Cooking Oil
  15. Amber Banaspati
  16. Pure Oil Premier Banaspati
  17. Yadgar Banaspati
  18. Darja-e-Awal Banaspati
  19. Darja-e-Awal Cooking Oil
  20. Asia Banaspati
  21. Shahbaz Banaspati
  22. Care Banaspati
  23. Latif Banaspati
  24. Hafeez Banaspati
  25. Taza Banaspati
  26. Dua Banaspati

Check the list of 24 brands that PFA labeled as unhealthy

  1. Shan Cooking Oil
  2. Islamabad Cooking Oil
  3. Marwa Cooking Oil
  4. Evian Cooking Oil
  5. Asia Pure Cooking Oil
  6. Islamabad Banaspati
  7. Handi Cooking Oil
  8. Shahtaj Premier Cooking Oil
  9. Ashiana Banaspati
  10. Mumtaz Banaspati
  11. Data Banaspati
  12. Prime Banaspati
  13. Handi Banaspati
  14. Ghausia Banaspati
  15. Meher Banaspati
  16. Soya Supreme Banaspati
  17. Inam Banspati
  18. Rani Gold Banaspati
  19. Taza Gold Banaspati
  20. Rehmat Banaspati
  21. Suad Banaspati
  22. Malta Banaspati
  23. Khyber Banaspati
  24. Askari Banaspati

Brands that have clearly failed to pass the test will be removed from the markets. A fine of 1 million has been imposed on them. What is more, PFA has urged the public not to use these harmful products. However, those oil and ghee products that have nutritional value have been given a chance of one month to improve their quality,

Read PFA’s complete notice regarding the ban of oil & ghee brands here