Lahore : Punjab Food Authority (PFA) Additional Director General (Operations) Rafia Haider has expressed satisfaction over the non-availability of carbonated and cola drinks in educational institutions during operation across province, here on Thursday.
According to details, operation was held by PFA raiding teams under the supervisions of ADG Operations Rafia Haider. 588 schools were checked across province including 188 in Lahore.
ADG said that “Our Children are Our Future” role of schools is vital as they not only take care of children education but also physique by ensuring availability of good quality food in cafeterias. She appealed parents to keep children away from such unhealthy products like carbonated and cola drinks. PFA will deal the violators with iron hand. PFA is fully active to ensure availability of quality products and purpose of raids was to make sure either all the food points are abiding by the ban on cola and energy drinks imposed by PFA.
In another operation, PFA sealed a large scale manufacturing unit and issued challan to five eateries by checking the quality of food.
PFA teams issued fine tickets of Rs 6000 to Doce Bakers and Sweets, Rs 2000 to Gourmet Sweets and Bakers, Rs 4500 to Pizza 21, Rs 4500 to Kashmir Nan Shop and Rs 1000 to Al-Khair Khada Chicken Broast. Raiding teams have also served reformatory notices to dozens of eateries during operation.
Separately, PFA Kasur District teams also imposed fine of Rs 2000 to Aslam Sweets for selling substandard food products and improper arrangements of cleanliness and discarded 400 grams non-food grade colour from Haji Sweets during operation.