The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) said on Monday that it had taken action against several banquet halls and caterers serving unhygienic food.
PFA Gulberg Town, under the supervision of Operations Director Ayesha Mumtaz, sealed Data Pakwan in Garhi Shahu. The officers found uncovered food items on the kitchen floor. Some of the workers were found wearing jewellery during work. The authority fined Data Cooking Centre; Hajveri Caterers, Qalandri Caterers, MS Caterers, and Good Luck Caterers for poor hygiene arrangements. Some of these caterers were found using rotten vegetables.
Aimys Bakery at Wahdat Road was sealed for not mentioning production and expiry dates on food products. Broken and rusty freezers were also found on the premises. A PFA Wagha Town team sealed Trust Pakwan.
The Data Ganj Baksh Town unit fined the Kinnaird College for Women University’s canteen for selling expired food products. Nafees Restaurant in the same area was fined for poor cleanliness. PFA Nishtar Town unit inspected and fined a shawarma bread factory in Township.
PFA Samanabad Town officers fined Ludhiana Sweets for not adhering to food regulations.
PFA Allama Iqbal Town unit fined Lasani Naan Shop in Wafaqi Colony for washing dishes without soap and using dirty and broken freezers.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 16th, 2016.