Lahore : Punjab Food Authority has sealed Jam (maraba, fruit preserves) factory over preparing unhygienic jam with germs-infested and contaminated ingredients in the area of Shahdara on Friday.
Whereas, food team has confiscated 29000 kg ready jam (muraba), 11000 kg raw material and 169 chemical blue drums. Operation was conducted under the supervision of Additional Director General (Operations) Rafia Haider along with food safety team on the tip-off information of PFA vigilance cell. Discarded jam had to be sold on different shops and Allopathic and herbal medicine manufacturers of the city.
Rafia Haider said that jam was being prepared by using chemical, rotten fruits, saccharine, non-ratified flavor and blue drums being used for preserving jam. Thick fungus layers were also accumulated on stored jam. She said that FIR has been registered against the factory owner who flees from the spot but his companion was busted and handed over to respective area police station.
PFA is efficiently active against substandard and unhygienic food suppliers in Punjab and dealing with iron handed and we will make things hard for manufacturers who are producing and selling substandard and unhygienic food products to people, she added.
In other activities, PFA teams sealed two renowned food points for providing unhealthy food to the consumers and also imposed collective fine of Rs 46,500 to four eateries.