LAHORE– The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) sealed as many as 71 factories in different areas of the province and discarded harmful eatables having worth more than Rs40 million in April.
Under the supervision of Director General Punjab Food Authority Captain (retired) Muhammad Usman, vigilance and operation teams traced adulteration mafia.
On the other hand, as per the vision of Punjab CM Sardar Usman Buzdar, several operations have been conducted against adulterators.
DG Muhammad Usman in a press statement said adulterators were involved in selling cola drinks, tainted milk, spurious juices and daal matri.
He further said that these sealed factories were producing adulterated spices, pickles, preserved fruits, and ketchup. He added that the sale of fake cola drinks and re-use of burnt oil remained top of the list.
Factories have been rooted out completely as well as confiscating their products.
Public complaints played an important role in exposing adulteration mafia. DG PFA has requested public to contact PFA against this mafia if they find anything unusual with food-related issues and save the others.
He said public can get prize money up to Rs 0.5 million on exposing and sharing information of counterfeits while the name would be kept confidential.
People can inform PFA about adulteration mafia and food-related issues on its Facebook Page, mobile application and Toll-Free number 0800-80500, he added.— PRESS RELEASE