RAWALPINDI: Following the instructions of Director General Food Authority Noorul Amin Mengal, food authority teams paid surprise visits to Sunday bazaars to check the quality of edible items.

During the visit, substandard “papars” were lifted from various stalls in Model Town Sunday Bazaar. They checked the quality of meat from various stalls and appreciated shopkeepers on best cleanliness’s arrangements. Shopkeepers were issued warning on improper arrangements of washing of utensils at tea stalls.

In Gujranwala, stock was wasted and notices were issued to shopkeepers on non-presence of expiry dates and non-covering of edible items at various stalls in Model Sunday Bazaar.

Rotten fruits were lifted from stalls of fruits and vegetables. Visiting Model Bazaars Jhang Road and Qaleen Shaheed Road Faisalabad, Punjab Food Authority teams immediately wasted substandard and poor quality fruits and vegetables.

An awareness seminar was arranged for shopkeepers in D-Type and Jhang Road Sunday Bazaars in which shopkeepers were given awareness about food authority laws especially hygiene principles and complete labeling.

In Rawalpindi, food authority’s team checked different stalls at Haideri Chowk and Shamsabad Sunday bazaars and sent samples to laboratory for analysis.

The team issued notices to shopkeepers after lifting stock of “papars” and edible items for children prepared by using low quality food colors.