FAISALABAD-The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) sealed two confectioneries and chilli grinding mills over hygiene issues during crackdown on food adulterators in Faisalabad division and its adjourning cities here on Wednesday.
As many as 1,200 kilogrammes substandard spices and 900 kilograms bran (choker) was confiscated over proved adulteration during raid, later discarded.
PFA Additional Director General (Operations) Rafia Haider said that PFA’s watchdogs under the supervisions of food safety officer have raided dozens of food points and production units for examining the quality of food in different districts of Faisalabad division including Toba Take Singh and Chinnot.
Rafia Haider said that PFA had registered a case against the unit owner and handed over to police. She said that substandard and unhygienic chili was not only supplied across Pakistan but also exported to Afghanistan. The teams also witnessed the presence of insects, adulteration and use of non-food grade coloure being used during the chili.
The PFA sealed two sweets bakeries including ideal sweets and bakers and Lodhi Sweets for not meeting the food standards during operation held in Chinnot. A Rs2000 fine was imposed on a hotel. Teams have also served warning and improvement notices to dozens of food points including hotels, restaurants, production units, tea stalls and milk shops for not conforming to PFA instructions.