LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) continued their operation against adulterated and substandard food items on Saturday.
PFA Allama Iqbal Town officials, acting under supervision of Operations Director Ayesha Mumtaz, sealed Abid Chicken Sale Centre in Township area over poor cleanliness. A PFA official said the vendor had also failed to produce documentary proof of purchase. He said chicken meat storage facility on the premises was unhygienic. He said around 512 kilograms of meat was seized from the shop and sent to the Pakistan Agriculture and Meet Company for disposal.
A PFA team sealed Lahori Naan Shop on Wahdat Road over the vendors’ failure to get medical examination of all workers. Another team sealed a production unit of Butt Sweets over poor hygiene and the failure to produce evidence of purchase of raw materials.
In Shalimar Town, a PFA team closed down Al-Janat Sweets and Bakers on Bhogewal Road over unhygienic conditions. The management had failed to produce medical certificates of workers. Asghar Muraba Farosh was sealed for storing food products in barrels used for storage of industrial chemicals. The team also found stagnant water and fungus deposits.
Jani Pan Shop at Sher Shah Road was sealed for poor hygiene. The PFA Samanabad Town sealed Baymisal Dahi Bhallay and the Nishtar Town team sealed Saleem Store.
PFA teams imposed fines on Fazal Milk Shop, Chaska Hotel, Tanvir Milk Shop and Al-khan Tonight Restaurant and Marriage Hall over poor cleanliness.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2016.