Lahore : The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has sealed four sweets production units over producing substandard and poor quality sweets during massive crackdown taken out against them across the metropolis on Tuesday. Whereas, Rs 110000 fine was imposed to nine production units.
PFA under the supervision of PFA Additional Director General (Operations) Rafia Haider has raided and checked several production units of sweets.
According to details, PFA teams have checked 127 production units and among them four units sealed including Ashraf Bakery and Akbar Bakery at Khokhar Town, AD Sweets at Wagha Town and Paradise Sweets at Badiyan Road. All shops were sealed for using Rongalite (rangkat), textile colours and chemicals in preparation of sweets.
PFA ADG Operations Rafia Haider said that all sealed bakeries were using substandard and non-ratified colours and unhealthy ingredients in the preparation of sweets which may cause fatal diseases to consumers. She said that PFA has pulled up socks against sweets bakeries and other food points in order to ensure the good quality of products under the banner of PFA “From Farms to Fork”.
She further said that crackdown will continue against the culprits, involved in the crime until the goal of healthy Punjab is achieved.
Separately, PFA teams have also checked dozens of eateries and sealed Goga Milk Shops at Tajpura over selling adulterated milk and not to follow PFA’s SOPs. As well, PFA has imposed Rs 47000 fine tickets and served warning notices to several food points.