Adulteration mafia and forgers to be dealt with iron hand: Capt. Usman
PFA confiscates 6,600kg substandard food
By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) busted adulterated milk production gang and lodged an FIR against them in the nearest police station here on Friday.
The PFA team confiscated 6,600kg adulterated ingredients including milk powder during the raid, said the press release.
Acting on the tip-off, the food safety team under the supervision of PFA Director General Capt. (R) Muhammad Usman conducted a raid on the unit functional in the house at Township area and caught them red-handed producing milk powder.
He said that milk powder was being produced by adding contamination of wheat flour and glucose in it, while thousands of litres milk were to be produced with substandard and fake milk powder. He further said that expired skimmed milk and powder supplied to different local shops after packing in the popular brands packaging.
Usman said that raid was conducted on the information of PFA Vigilance Cell after day and night surveillance.
The PFA watchdog team seized 6,000kg milk powder, 450kg wheat flour, 125kg glucose and 25kg citric acid.
DG maintained that the PAF is vigilantly monitoring every food business operator in order to ensure the provision of healthy and hygienic food in Punjab.
He added that the execution of pasteurization law has become the need of the hour for the availability of adulterated-free milk. Adulteration mafia and forgers would be dealt with an iron hand, DG said.