Buzdar visits 8,302 stalls, discards 1,705 kg inferior quality food, Serves 1,460 improvement notices in last three days
By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: Following the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Punjab Food Authority is taking all necessary steps to ensure the provision of healthy and adulteration-free safe food during the holy month of Ramadan across the province.
In this connection, food safety teams have visited 8,302 small and big stalls at Ramazan Bazaars in the last three days. Food safety 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.