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17 shops sealed for mixing water in milk

By APP
April 02, 2024
A representational image shows a view of a closed shop. — INP/File
A representational image shows a view of a closed shop. — INP/File

Rawalpindi: The Punjab Food Authority, under the direction of DG Asim Javed, has intensified its operation in Rawalpindi city to control the shopkeepers for selling expiry dates products and water-mixed milk.

The crackdown was conducted in different areas and during the raid, some 17 milk shops, were sealed by Food Authority, on the complaints of mixing water in the milk to raise the quantity. During the inspections, it was discovered that water had been diluted in milk, compromising its quality and safety.

Whereas, 220 litres of milk, tainted by this adulteration, were seized. Punjab Food Authority also imposed fine of Rs163,000 who were found guilty of adulterating their products. Moreover, a store in the Suhawa area of Jhelum faced penalties amounting to Rs30,000 for the sale of expired products.

Punjab Food Authority underscores its commitment to safeguarding public health. The Authority remains steadfast in its mission to ensure that the food on our tables is pure, safe, and free from adulteration.