Food Authority Seals 6 Production Units Over Adulteration In Faisalabad
LAHORE– The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) under the supervision of its Director General Irfan Memon on Saturday carried out a grand operation against adulterators in Faisalabad, sealed six food factories on account of adulteration and forgery.
PFA closed down snacks factories for producing unhygienic snacks with loose colours and rancid oil. Imran Papapar factory, Noor Muhammad Pappar factory and Farhan Pappar factory were sealed on Sumundari Road Sabzi Mandi. PFA DG raided Khalil Mirch Chakki (mill) in Bashir Town and sealed it over proved contamination in turmeric and chilli.
He said that the team also witnessed the violation of food labelling and poor cleanliness arrangements. In another raid, Riaz Juice factory was sealed on Jhang Road for preparing juice by using fungus-infested pulp.
Moreover, PFA watchdog team shut down Lailpur Rehmannia Dairy over the presence of poor quality butter and desi ghee, as well as failed to produce a record of raw material.
He further said that PFA has discarded 11,220kg substandard pulp; 3,920kg pappadum; 160kg butter and 110kg adulterated desi ghee.
Irfan Memon said that the Punjab Food Authority is taking indiscriminate action against the food business operators by following the directions of the Punjab government. PFA would allow only those FBOs in Punjab who follow the hygiene principles, he added.— PRESS RELEASE