Food production units, farms raided for defying laws

PFA sealed nine food points and penalised numerous business operators with hefty fines


​ Our Correspondent January 28, 2020
PHOTO : EXPRESS

LAHORE: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) Director General (DG) Irfan Nawaz Memon directed the food safety teams across the province on Monday to carry out a grand operation against the adulteration mafia and farmers who cultivate vegetables using industrial waste and sewerage water.

The PFA sealed nine food points and penalised numerous business operators with hefty fines besides serving warning notices to 11 eateries. DG Irfan Memon said that a godown was sealed in Sargodha after confiscating 3,300kgs of substandard pickle. He said a team sealed Yousaf Food Storage in Sikka Colony for conducting business without a food licence, storing poor quality pickle and dirty conditions.

“The use of expired and unwholesome food is injurious to health. It causes typhoid, food poisoning, diarrhoea and other diseases,” Memon warned.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2020.

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