Mian Saqib Nisar -Chief Justice of Pakistan prohibited the sale, import and export of Chinese salt – known as Ajinomoto all around Pakistan, observing that it is unsafe for the health.
After hearing a suo motu case concerning the sale of MSG (monosodium glutamate) and utilized oil in the SC Lahore Registry, the Chief Justice ordered that the chief secretaries of all regions be informed of the court’s decision. He additionally said that the PM should take up the issue in the cabinet.
The CJP additionally enquired from the advocate general with regards to the whereabouts of Mustafa Ramday, the head of a court-appointed commission tasked to test the issue.
On January 15, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) restricted Ajinomoto after the specialists found that it was perilous for health. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh had followed the court orders and restricted the condiment for its “hazardous consequences for human health” in February.
As indicated by the PFA, the salt contains Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavor that cause asthma, migraines, and even brain hamrige.
Medical specialists say consistent utilization of this ingredient can cause long term issues like hypertension, a mental imbalance, hormonal unevenness, epilepsy, nourishment sensitivities, asthma, diminishment in bile arrangement, cancer and possible sterility in women. This is great initiative by Pakistan supreme court and also rest of the food related authorities. These authorities should also look into all the food products which are hazardous for health and also make safety measurements for the nation. It’s really good that one of the hazardous food product Chinese salt has already got banned in Pakistan.