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February 13, 2020

PFA seals food businesses in Pattoki, Kasur


February 13, 2020

LAHORE:The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Wednesday sealed four food businesses while carrying out an operation against adulterators, unhygienic food points and food processing units in the area of Pattoki and Kasur.

Besides, the authority has shut down eight food businesses and imposed fines of Rs 396,000 on more than 60 eateries during its routine inspection operation in Punjab. PFA DG Irfan Memon raided Samba Foods and sealed it for producing snacks with expired spices and dirty oil. He said the team had also witnessed the abundance of lizards and rats, poor storage system and unhygienic conditions.

Moreover, PFA shut down Al-Shafi Sweets in Ada Katchi Pattoki and New Paradise in Phoolnagar due to using rusty vessels, stagnant water in the production area and poor cleanliness arrangements.

The team also sealed Sheikh Tayyab Karyana Merchant over non-compliance of instructions and the presence of expired food items. Apart from that, workers of the shop did not have medical certificates. Meanwhile, PFA watchdog team recovered used harmful snacks, 1,500-kg sweet jellies, rancid oil, artificial sweeteners and loose colours.

In another raid, a food safety team sealed a restaurant in Rawalpindi for failing to produce a record and poor cleanliness arrangements. In Faisalabad, PFA sealed Jaffar Milk Shop for selling adulterated milk, failing to produce medicals and worst condition of hygiene. PFA Sargodha team raided Tanveer Ahmed Khoya Unit and sealed it over proved contamination of Banaspati ghee and chemicals in the manufacturing of Khoya. Food safety teams sealed four sweets shops in Muzaffargarh, Multan and Layyah. All sweets shops were sealed over adulteration, usage of prohibited food items, violation of previous instructions, presence of washroom in the production area and for doing business without food licences. PFA Muzaffargarh team closed down Atta Ullah Karyana Store for selling tainted red chilli, loose spices and expired beverages.

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