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Punjab Food Authority starts inspection of Foods Business Operators


LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority has sealed a factory and issued warning notices for bringing improvement to numerous food business operators (FBOs) while inspecting the juice pulp manufacturing units in Punjab.

On Saturday, food safety teams have visited six factories in Faisalabad division, two in Multan and four units in Sargodha. During the inspection, PFA has imposed a heavy fine on one unit and also asked seven FBOs to bring reforms in their working environment and production.

On the directions of Punjab, the PFA is vigilantly monitoring all those food businesses which come under their jurisdiction.

PFA Director General retired Captain Muhammad Usman said that PFA sealed Oriental Fruits Factory manufacturing spurious fruit pulp for juices by using hazardous chemicals, loose and non-food grade colours. He said that the team also witnessed the usage of non-food grade drums for storage purpose. He said that the factory was also violating the packaging law. He said that use of chemically contaminated fake pulp, fruit base and juices might lead to diseases for consumers.

The director general said that PFA has vowed to make Punjab free of adulterated food as per the vision of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. Muhammad Usman has appealed citizens to prefer homemade food and purchase ratified products from reliable stores.

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