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Fazal Sweets among four, grinding unit sealed for  substandard operations

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Our Special Correspondent
Lahore: The Punjab Food Authority on Tuesday sealed five food
businesses including four sweet shops and a grinding unit for
violating the rules of Punjab Pure Food Regulations 2018.

Following the directions of PFA Director General Captain (R) Muhammad
Usman, PFA’s watchdogs visited a number of food points and processing
units to inspect good quality, hygiene issues and food safety
standards. The enforcement teams also ensured the implementation of
provincial food law. The raids were conducted in the different zones
of Lahore.

A team of PFA sealed Wajid Mirch Chaki (grinding unit) near Tayyaba
Masjid Khokhar Village for continuing production despite of imposed
emergency prohibition order on it from authority. The team also
witnessed improper cleanliness arrangements during a raid. Apart from
that, workers of the units did not have medical certificates. On the
other hand, PFA sealed four sweet shops including Saleem Sweets in
Ramgarh, Fazal Sweets (production unit) in Kacha Jail Road area, Shami
Bakers in Garhi Shahu and Daniyal Bakery. All sweet and bakery shops
were shut down for smoking, doing business without medical
certificates, using loose colours in the preparation of sweets,
unavailability of expiry dates on products, keeping food on foot
level, open drains, using rusty machinery and failing to meet hygiene
working environment. Moreover, newspapers were being used for wrapping
purpose.

Further, provincial food regulatory body charged 11 food business
operators with Rs165,000 cumulative fine and stopped the production of
four food points by serving emergency prohibition orders (EPOs). The
competent authority also served warning notices for improvement to 57
food joints in a daylong operation.

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