PFA imposes Rs630,000 fine on six FBOs, discards 1,200kg adulterated butter

DG PFA Muhammad Asim Javaid

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) under the supervision of its Director General Muhammad Asim Javaid visited 18 food points including five superstores, seven poultry shops and six chicken carrier vehicles in Samanabad and Tollinton Market.

He said that the food authority slapped a Rs630,000 fine on six food business operators (FBPs) for violating the Punjab Pure Food Regulations besides discarding 1,200kg adulterated butter, 200kg substandard desi ghee and 90kg diseased and dead chicken.

He said that adulterated butter and desi ghee were to be supplied to local shops in the provincial metropolis. He said that PFA issued stern warning notices to meat shops in Tollinton market regarding ensuring the sale of meat as per the PFA Act.

Muhammad Asim further said that food points, units and factories are being continuously checked across Punjab during Ramadan. He directed food business operators to ensure quality food otherwise, the counterfeiting business would be rooted out.


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