Lahore : The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Sunday sealed four factories and confiscated 68,112 kilo unwholesome food while carrying out grand operation against adulterators in the provincial metropolis.
PFA Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman has led the whole operation. Punjab Food Authority has sealed Chaudhry Food Products in Green Cap Society, Sheikh Brothers Nimko in Nishter Town, Engro Snacks and Beverages on College Road and Al-Dyan Foods in Township.
During the operation, teams have seized 19,080kg daal matri, 34,117kg chemicals, 10,000 litre substandard juice, around 40,000 empty bottles, 1,570kg chickpea flour, 1,000kg impure sweets, 1,120kg poor quality ghee and 1,225kg raw material.
Muhammad Usman said that juice and bottle factories were closed down for using substandard raw ingredients in its preparation. He said that juices were filed in the non-food grade plastic bottles while it uses strictly prohibited in Punjab after imposing ban by PFA. He further said that spurious juices and soft drinks were being prepared to supply in the market during Ramadan and on the eve of upcoming Eid. He further said that the use of such products are injurious to health and causes fatal diseases. The director general said that crackdown will continue on adulteration mafia as per the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. He said that adulterators are wolves in the face of a human. PFA is taking all possible measures and step to ensure the provision of standard food for the public, he added.