Lahore, April 07, 2017: Following its hearing of March 09, 2017 of a civil petition filed regarding the quality of packaged milk, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued an Order in which it is stated that ‘As per the report submitted by PFA, the milk produced / packaged by Haleeb Foods Ltd., is fit for human consumption.’
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) had reported no formalin in Haleeb milk after their testing. The samples tested by all 3 laboratories were from the same batch, which thus meant that the results of 2 laboratories contradicted the result reported by PCSIR.
“The Supreme Court Order clearly vindicates our position about the high quality of Haleeb milk, which we have maintained for over 30 years through stringent quality assurance procedures that are in line with national and international standards,” stated Haleeb Foods Chief Operating Officer, Haroon Lodhi.
He further clarified that Haleeb’s production processes are certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management system, ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management system, ISO 14001 Environment Management system, and National certifications Halal Foods Management System and Pakistan Standards Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) licensing (Product certified).
Lodhi regretted that earlier in the year a section of the media had irresponsibly spread the misleading news that Haleeb milk contained formalin, and as usual with speculative and controversial news, this reporting too had caught the public attention, causing doubt about the quality of Haleeb milk.