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Spices manufacturing unit sealed

By Our Correspondent
September 30, 2022

LAHORE:Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has sealed a spices manufacturing unit over violations of the provincial food regulations here on Thursday.

The authority also lodged an FIR against the food business operator in the respective police station besides confiscating 600 kg of tainted chili powder. The raid was conducted under the supervision of PFA Director General Mudassar Riaz Malik in Canal Bank Society, Lahore.

DG PFA said that food authority took action against the unit due to found adulteration in red chili during on the spot test. Apart from that, FBO failed to present the medical certificates of workers and necessary records to the food safety team.

DG PFA further said that PFA also witnessed an abundance of insects, poor cleanliness arrangements and incomplete labeling on packing. He added that substandard spices were supplied to local hotels and in the market after packing in attractive packaging just to draw the attention of customers. According to the PFA Act, the details of complete ingredients, address and labelling must be mentioned on the packaging of the product, he said and appealed citizens to inform PFA in case of witnessed the sale of expired or adulterated food in the market.