PFA seals snacks manufacturing factory, confiscates 4,000kg unwholesome food

Punjab Food Authority

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) under the supervision of its Director General Irfan Memon raided a production unit of Malik Foods on Sheikhpura Road near Dosako Chowk and seized more than 4,000kg unwholesome food.

Meanwhile, the authority sealed factory for manufacturing substandard and unhygienic biscuits and snacks along with over poor cleanliness arrangements. This was informed by PFA Director General Irfan Memon. He said that biscuits were being produced with expired food ingredients while team witnessed the usage of rusty vessels, stagnant water in the production area, poor storage system, an abundance of insects and non-compliance of instructions. The factory was also failed to produce a food license and record. PFA watchdog team has confiscated 3,000kg ready food, 1,000kg raw material, banaspati ghee, artificial sweeteners, chemicals and loose non-food graded colours.

Irfan Memon further said that substandard biscuits and snacks were supplied on the local shops in the adjacent areas of Lahore but PFA unearthed the factory after hectic efforts by its vigilance cell. ‘Punjab Food Authority is vigilantly monitoring the activities of Food Business Operators to ensure the provision of adulteration-free food in Punjab. PFA will root out the businesses of adulterators who are foes of the nation’s future’, said DG.

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