SC Prohibits Dairy Farmers from Injecting Cows for Milk Production

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Pakistan, January 17, 2018: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar on Saturday prohibited dairy farmers from injecting hormones in cows and buffaloes to increase milk production, during a hearing of a case regarding tampered milk in Punjab.

According to Dawn, hearing a suo motu case in the Supreme Court (SC) Lahore registry, the CJP said that injections given to cows and buffaloes lead to diseases like cancer in children and adults consuming the milk.

He also branded packaged milk “unfit for consumption” because the packages contain formalin chemical, which is extremely dangerous for human health.

Disclaimers on tea whiteners

Justice Nisar also ordered companies producing tea whiteners to state on the packaging that their product is not a substitute for milk according to thedairysite.com.

A representative of Engro Food’s Tarang insisted that their product mentioned that the tea whitener was not a substitute for children’s milk. However, the chief justice turned down his objections and ordered the company to change their design.

The case was adjourned for two weeks.

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