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PFA shuts downs three food points over multiple poor food hygiene issues

Lahore : Punjab Food Authority’s watchdogs under the supervision of PFA Director Operations (North) Saeed Laghari has shutter down three food points over multiple poor food hygiene issues in Multan district on Thursday.

Laghari said that all shops sealed for using non-food grade colour, presence of insects, not to maintain cleanliness arrangements and food standards as per set by PFA. Apart from that, workers of the unit did not have medical certificates.

He told that PFA has also imposed Rs 135500 fine and issued improvement notices on several food points during raid for examining the quality of food, ingredients and environment. He said that PFA has confiscated 700 packs of Gutka, 100kg substandard sweets and other food articles, late discarded.

Director Operations further said that PFA has given several warning notices for improving cuisine standards and to follow PFA rules and regulations but they did not take it seriously and neglected their instructions on which PFA has raided and sealed shops.

He said that PFA is fully active against the food adulteration and poor food points in Punjab.

He said that PFA is not only imposing fine or seal their shops but also creating awareness among people about healthy and unhealthy food.

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