Lahore : The Punjab Food Authority has checked hundreds of eateries at the time of Sehri across Punjab. Meanwhile, the authority under the supervision of its Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman has paid a surprise visit to several food points in the provincial metropolis on Saturday.
During the inspection drive, food safety teams have sealed three restaurants and punished two food points over failure to meet the rules of the PFA Act, in Lahore. Muhammad Usman said that PFA has sealed three famous restaurants of the city in Gulberg including Chandni Restaurant, China Town Restaurant and Yasir Broast.
He said that PFA also issued fine tickets of Rs 50,000 to Nadeem Tikka and Rs25,000 to Bar.BQ Tonight. He said that PFA has taken strict action against them due to poor cleanliness arrangements, the presence of substandard ingredients and over non-compliance with authority’s instructions. PFA’s watchdogs have discarded 45kg chicken, 39kg mutton, 40 litre inferior quality cooking oil and 14kg spices and vegetables during the raids.
The director general said that PFA is checking Sehri points on daily basis by following the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. Public complaints played an important role in exposing adulteration mafia, DG PFA said and requested the public to contact PFA against this mafia if they find anything unusual with food-related items and save the others. PFA will not spare anyone who breaches the laws, he added.