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Drive against counterfeiters: PFA seals three food businesses

Drive against counterfeiters: PFA seals three food businesses

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) continued its operations against counterfeiters, adulterators and violators of rules and regulations on a second consecutive day here.

Officials said PFA teams sealed three food businesses and discarded 6,800kg tainted spices while examining food points in Ghalla Mandi, Multan. They added that PFA Director General Irfan Memon led the operation and directed the officials to bring the adulteration mafia in food business to book and deal with them with an iron hand according to law.

The PFA watchdog team closed down Mohsin Mirch Unit in Bangladesh Market, New Ghalla Mandi, for producing tainted chilli.

The DG said that adulterated chilli was being manufactured with the help of chemically contaminated coloured rice husk. A team of PFA also sealed Multan Traders in Alam Market due to selling tainted chilli. In another raid, the food safety team sealed Fatima Foods in the area of Chowk Shahbaz Shair Shah for failing to meet the food standards. Biscuits were produced with poor quality flavours and expired wastes of biscuits which were purchased at a fairly cheap price from different factories.

Irfan Memon said that PFA had taken action against them over adulteration and unhygienic conditions. He said that teams discarded 2,480kg adulterated red chilli, 3,000kg expired wastes of biscuits and 1,200kg substandard biscuits.

He said the PFA was active to make certain the availability of adulteration-free food in the market according to the set standards of the provincial food regulatory body.

The PFA is committed to making Punjab adulteration-free food province according to the vision of the Punjab government.