Lahore : The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has sealed three coffee outlets and two warehouses during the raids in the provincial metropolis on Tuesday.
Following the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, the provincial food authority continued its crackdown against adulterators and unhygienic food points across Punjab. The action was taken against violators under the supervision of PFA Director General retried Captain Muhammad Usman in Gulberg area. The operation continued seven hours long.
The team confiscated as many 14,568 unwholesome foods including 1,140kg expired coffee, 702kg matcha green Tea, 447kg white chocolate, 480kg imported tea and 7,954kg local and imported coffee flavours, tea leaves and powder.
Moreover, PFA’s watchdogs also seized 352kg different powder and syrup, 1,210kg special Dutch hot chocolate drink, 1,620kg French deluxe hot vanilla drink powder, 1,328kg hot chocolate and 635kg dark chocolate.
Director General, Captain (R) Muhammad Usman said that PFA has registered cases against the owners of warehouses and outlets on charges of fraud and deception. He said that the raids were conducted on the tipoff of PFA’s vigilance cell. He said that food authority is taking action against the enemy of public health without any discrimination as per the directives of CM Punjab.