LAHORE– The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) Thursday sealed a slaughterhouse and an ice factory while taking action against them in Bakar Mandi area of Lahore.
Following a tip-off, PFA’s meat safety and vigilance teams have carried out a joint operation against butchers involved in the unlawful business of meat. The team confiscated 2,400kg rotten and hazardous meat during the raid.
PFA Director General retired Captain Muhammad Usman said that they were stamped the substandard meat with special ink and marking the meat as legal, however, grounder reality was totally different. He said that the meat of sick animals used to sell in different areas of the city.
He further said that the use of unhealthy and substandard meat is injurious to health and causes several diseases for consumers. The meat was prepared after slaughtering the diseased and sick animals.
He added that team sealed an ice factory named Haji Khalil and Kaka slaughterhouse after recovering meat of ill and dead animals. Meanwhile, the authority has registered FIR against four people in the nearest police station.
Recovered hazardous meat has been discarded at the Punjab Agriculture and Meat Company’s furnace. Lastly, DG Punjab Food Authority said that for the provision of healthy and safe meat, authority is working with all concerned departments.— PRESS RELEASE