1,740kg chilli powder seized

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December 09, 2019

LAHORE:The Punjab Food Authority claimed Sunday to have seized 1,740kg adulterated chilli powder in the Walled City and sealed a grinding unit.The grinding unit was supplying adulterated chilli...

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LAHORE:The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) claimed Sunday to have seized 1,740kg adulterated chilli powder in the Walled City and sealed a grinding unit.

The grinding unit was supplying adulterated chilli powder to hotels and food points with an attractive packaging. Punjab Food Authority DG Irfan Memon said that red chilli was being produced by adding coloured red chilli, whole peppers and husk of rice to it. Besides, the chilli was kept without taking any safety measures. He said the grinding unit was functional in the densely populated area of Lahore in Akbari Mandi. The DG said the use of adulterated and substandard spices in food dishes caused stomach and gastrointestinal problems. The PFA will not compromise on the quality of food and violators would be dealt with an iron hand, he said and appealed to the general public to use homemade eatables for a healthy lifestyle.



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