PFA seals five food outlets

PFA safety teams find poor arrangements of cleanliness, excessive insects and rodents in sealed shops


APP January 06, 2021
A sealed lock is seen at the gate of Save the Children charity's office in Islamabad, Pakistan, June 12, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE:

The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Tuesday sealed five food points in the provincial capital over non-compliance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) announced by the authority to ensure provision of healthy food to the citizens.

Spokesperson for PFA, Inayat Sweets in Ravi Town, and Pak Shireen Sweets and Bakers Production Unit had been sealed over the use of non-food graded colours, while Shafqat Sweets and Taqwa Sweets were sealed in Badami Bagh area over non-compliance of previous instructions.

The PFA safety teams also found poor arrangements of cleanliness, excessive insects and rodents in the sealed shops.

“Novu Restaurant Johar Town was sealed for using expired items to prepare food in dirty working conditions, and workers were also found using loose spices.”

Published in The Express Tribune, January 6th, 2021.

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