LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has carried out a province-wide crackdown on the sale of unpacked spices and confiscated 29,712 kilograms of loose spices while visiting 379 food points on Wednesday.
PFA Director General Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman said the authority is fully active and ensuring implementation of the new regulations. He highlighted that PFA teams inspected 141 food points in Lahore zone, 109 in Rawalpindi and 129 in South Punjab. The teams also warned 144 food outlets, asking them to improve hygiene conditions. He said as many as 101 food points were found up to the mark during visits to the sites.
He appreciated the cooperation of the spice industry that is supporting the motives and objectives of the authority to eliminate food adulteration, especially in spices. He said that PFA had introduced the regulation in 2017 on the sale of loose spices banned in Punjab.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 3rd, 2019.