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PFA Visits 8,302 Stalls, Discards 1,705 Kg Low Quality Food, Serves 1,460 Improvement Notices

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LAHORE– The Punjab Food Authority’s food safety teams have visited 8,302 small and big stalls at Ramadan bazaars across the province in the first three days of Ramadan.

The teams have discarded 1,705 kg unwholesome food including 900 kg spoiled fruits and 805 kg rotten vegetables as well as served warning notices for improvement to 1,460 stallholders over minor violations of the PFA Act.

This was informed by PFA Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman. He said that teams not only discarded the impure food items but also collected the samples of 17 essential commodities for laboratory tests.

He said that PFA is checking Ramadan Bazaars on a regular basis which established in Punjab for the public.

He said that food authority in collaboration with concerned administration working with full efforts to ensure the supply and availability of top quality food in Ramazan Bazaars.

The director general further said that no compromise on the quality of food items will be made and strict action would be taken against the responsible (violators) in order to maintain the defined standard for the foodstuff in the Punjab Pure Food Regulations 2018.

PFA is checking the open markets round the clock besides Ramadan Bazaars, Usman said, adding people can inform PFA about adulteration mafia and food-related issues on its Facebook Page, mobile application and Toll-Free number 0800-80500.–PRESS RELEASE