PFA seals six food outlets over rules violation

LAHORE:The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Monday sealed six food points over multiple violations of the Punjab Pure Food Regulations.

The food safety teams registered cases against two food points and served warning notices for improvement to 4,880 food joints. Around 9,850 liters of beverages and 1,050 liters of sub-standard milk were discarded during checking.

PFA Director General Rafaqat Ali Naswana said that food safety teams inspected 2,398 points in Lahore zone, 2,112 in Rawalpindi and 1,872 food points were inspected in South Punjab. Production of six food points, Sahar/Iftar spots had been stopped due to use of unhealthy ghee and oil, he added.

The PFA was not only checking food points but also vigilantly monitoring suspicious activities of adulteration mafia,he

said and added that the PFA raided various premises and sealed many eateries and production units besides imposing heavy fines on 858 food business operators.