By Our Staff Reporter
Lahore: The Punjab Food Authority has arranged 118 seminars in 36 districts of Punjab for the awareness of food handlers in April. PFA trainers have guided food handlers and industry owners about the hygiene and the storage of essential commodities.
According to details, the provincial food regulatory body arranged 42 awareness programs in Lahore Zone and 38 each in Rawalpindi and Multan Zones. The authority has trained 3467 food handlers whereas PFA is providing complete guidance and informative booklets to participants without charging any fees. MNAs and MPA have participated in the seminars and appreciated food authority for arranging such as informative events.
PFA Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman said that the purpose of the awareness programs was to bring improvement in the food industry while PFA is emphasizing on the public awareness programs.
Meanwhile, PFA is utilizing all available resources to ensure the availability of standard food upon the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. He further said that we can control the foodborne diseases by ensuring the provision of quality food in Punjab as per the “Healthy Punjab” mission under its slogans “From Farm to Fork”.
PFA unearths unit
producing fake milk.
Lahore, May 03, 2019: The Punjab Food Authority on Friday unearthed a factory producing tainted milk during a raid in Pakpattan. The authority disposed of 500 litre tainted milk during a raid.
Following the directions of the Punjab Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, the authority continued its grand operation against adulterators to make Punjab adulteration free. PFA Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman said that fake milk was being produced by adding chemicals, powder and banaspati ghee in it. He said that chemically contaminated milk used to supply to shops in the different cities of Punjab after storing in the chillers.
He said that adulterated milk was being produced under the umbrella of Milk Collection Centre. The use of impure milk causes of stomach diseases.
He further said that PFA is implementing the pasteurization policy to the complete elimination of adulterated milk from Punjab.
On the other hand, PFA has issued a fine ticket to Chamman Sweets Swaiya (Vermicelli) unit due to an abundance of insects and using loose colours in the preparation of vermicelli. PFA is taking action against adulterators across the province as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.