Tag Archives: Milk

Human pathogenic bacteria in raw milk

Dairy animals, an important sector of livestock, play a vital role in the economy of rural population. It can be gauged from the fact that 30 to 35 million rural populations are engaged in raising dairy animals. Every rural family has two to three cattle/buffalo and five to six sheep/goat. Every family is driving 30 to 40 percent of their income from these animals. Dairy animals include cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats and camels which are major source of milk, mutton, wool, hair,

Milk and fuel ball in the judiciary’s ‘court’

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notices to the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) and the dairy farmers association among other respondents seeking their explanation over the recent increase in milk prices.
A constitutional petition was also filed in the SHC against the recent increase in inter-city and local public transportation fares in the province. The SHC division bench comprising Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Syed Azhar Rizvi heard a

Consumers pay Rs 150b for adulterated milk

KARACHI – It seems unbelievable but it is a fact that the milkmen are extorting about Rs 150 billion a year from the consumers in the urban areas by just mixing water in the milk. A brief probe carried out by Pakistan Today showed that the raw milk available at shops and being supplied to homes in major cities carries a minimum of 25 percent of the water.
In some cases, the water-milk ratio goes up to around 40-50 percent. The milkmen justify the adulteration citing high

Milk now at Rs 60/litre

KARACHI – Employing the rationale that milk sellers’ arbitrary increase of more than 20 rupees in dairy products’ prices was neither logical nor reasonable, the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) on Monday fixed the per litre price of milk at Rs 60 with immediate effect.
A meeting between various stakeholders was convened at Civic Centre, the seat of the CDGK, on Monday to deliberate the issue. Interestingly, a large number of milk sellers’ representatives chose not to

Milk hoarders to face strict action, warns city administrator

KARACHI – Karachi Administrator Fazlur Rehman warned dairy farmers on Friday that strict action would be taken against them under the Maintenance of Public Order if they are found involved in hoarding milk to increase the commodity’s prices.
He was addressing a meeting of EDOs at the DCO Camp Office cancelling his remaining medical leave and reassuming his post.
“All buffalo farms established on government land will be removed and measures have been taken to arrest milk

Expensive cottonseed oil triggers a rise in edible oil and milk prices

LAHORE – Prices of edible oil and milk have surged due to expensive cottonseed oil and a further rise is likely if cotton prices are not controlled, Pakistan Today learnt on Monday. Banola oil and cattle feed are produced from cottonseed (banola), price of which has increased 160 percent in the last one year. It was sold for Rs 50 per kg in March, 2010, however, prices have now jumped to Rs 130 per kg, triggering fears that prices of edible oil would rise. Banola oil is extracted from

SHC told not to worry – CDGK, dairy farmers figuring milk prices out

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday adjourned proceedings on the constitutional petition regarding increase in milk price, after it was told that negotiations for the reduction in prices were being held between dairy farmers and the city government. The SHC division bench comprising Chief Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Syed Hassan Azhar Rizvi was hearing the case, where Advocate Manzoor Ahmed, counselling on behalf of the City District Government Karachi (CDGK), appeared

Hike in milk prices: SHC issues notices to CS, CDGK while Administrator summons meeting

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday issued notices to the Sindh chief secretary, City District Government Karachi and other respondents on a constitutional petition seeking implementation of consumer laws across the province and government action against the price hike in different edible items, including milk and milk products. Rana Faiz-ul-Hassan of the United Human Rights had moved a constitutional petition in which he stated that court had issued directions to the Sindh

Govt to milk dormant gas fields for power generation

KARACHI – With the transfer of gas fields to provinces, the Sindh government has decided to generate electricity through gas-based thermal power plants from small or dormant gas fields in the province, it has been learnt.
Well-placed sources told Pakistan Today that the feasibility studies for the power plants on small gas fields would be purchased from Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) so that generation of power can be started at the earliest.
Under the 18th

Two fake milk factories sealed

OKARA – Two fake powdered milk factories have been sealed in the areas of Depalpur.
DDO Health Dr Abdul Aziz received information that adulterated milk was being produced at a large scale through hazardous chemicals in Kot Fazil Dakhli, Faridkot. Acting on the information, Dr Abdul Aziz raided the factory and recovered 250 litres ready powdered milk and chemicals.
The milk was taken into custody and Muhammad Jafar and Hashim Ali were arrested. A case against them was also

Milk bomb set to go off in March

KARACHI – Milk sellers have decided to increase the price of fresh milk by Rs 10 per litre in the next month, adding to the financial woes of poor citizens, who would be forced to pay around Rs 70 for the commodity after the price hike. The decision to increase milk prices was made at a meeting of the Karachi Dairy Farmers Association (KDFA) on Tuesday, due to “increase in price of animals.”
The prices of cattle have continuously been on the rise after the devastating floods

CDGL report says 41 percent milk supplied is adulterated

LAHORE – Around 41 percent milk being supplied to the provincial metropolis is reported to be adulterated, the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) Food Department Report 2010 has revealed. The CDGL Food Laboratory compiled a report from January 1 to December 31, 2010 and found 41 percent milk samples impure in comparison to other commodities being consumed by people.
The daily consumption of milk in Lahore is around 1.6 million litres out of which 0.3 million is packed while

WHITE POISON – Inter-court appeal filed against the sale of adulterated milk

LAHORE – An inter-court appeal (ICA) has been filed in the Lahore High Court against the dismissal of a petition earlier filed against sale of adulterated milk by tetra pack companies and in loose form by the local milkmen.
The ICA came after a judgment by a single bench of the Lahore High Court on December 22 that dismissed a petition filed by Watan Party through Barrister Zafarullah Khan who had asserted that melamine and other chemicals, injurious to human health, were being