PFA gives one week deadline to cold storages

RAWALPINDI :Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has given one week deadline to cold storages for discarding substandard chemically treated vegetables and fruits.

PFA spokesman on Monday said that rotten vegetables and fruits stored for more than their storage life, are prime cause of causing intestinal diseases and food poisoning.

He said substandard and chemically treated vegetable and fruits cold storages would be sealed and the merchandize discarded on the spot. He said strict action will be taken against them after the deadline.

He said that standard of chemicals and insecticides applied on fruits and vegetables are also being rationalized. To determine the amount chemicals applied on fruits and vegetables PFA Scientific

Panel was drafting legislation, which was near completion.