Lahore : The Punjab Food Authority has sealed three juice factories over producing fake and substandard juices while taking action in various parts of city. Punjab Food Authority has carried out a grand operation to eliminate the sale of impure food items before the arrival of Ramadan Mubarak.
PFA teams on a tipoff has confiscated sixty thousand kilogram of pulp, eleven thousand litres fake beverages, two thousand litres of chemicals and artificial flavors. Director General PFA along headed vigilance teams in the surrounding areas of Lahore and Sahiwal.
Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman said that PFA officials has shut down the production of Kashif juice factory near Kot abdul malik for uncertain situation. Apart from that in another raid vigilance teams also sealed Nadeem and Aftab juice unit.
According to him, business operators were using non-food grade color, chemicals and expired flavors in the preparation of juices. Besides this inspection has been conducted due to presence of false labelling on juices. On the other hand workers of factory do not possess their food license and proper medical certificates.
DG PFA said that it is the supreme responsibility of authority to eradicate the supply of fake beverages in Ramadan. He said that authority is taking every necessary step to ensure wholesome and pure food for masses. We are working over every precautionary measures to standardize the standard quality food for general public.
Moreover, people may launch their complaints regarding quality food items on the Punjab food authority official website, mobile application and Toll free Number 0800-80500. He added