LAHORE -- Punjab Food Authority (PFA) enforcement teams Wednesday visited 2,070 food stalls in 104 Ramazan Bazaars across Punjab and discarded several kilograms inferior quality fruit and vegetables.
The PFA teams also served warning notices on 78 food business operators to improve their standard, according to PFA spokesman here Wednesday. In a daylong operation, food safety teams had checked 43 Ramadan bazaars in Lahore, 37 in Rawalpindi, 19 in Multan, and five in Muzaffargarh Zone.
Meanwhile, PFA Director General Captain (R) Mohammad Usman also paid surprise visit to Ramazan bazaars in districts of Mianwali and Khushab to inspect food quality, hygiene issues and food safety standards as well as to monitor the activities of PFA field teams.
During the inspection, the DG sealed a famous sweet shop (Anwar Dhodha House), stopped production of two units and confiscated 1,376kg unwholesome food. Food safety teams seized 864kg substandard snacks, 350kg inferior quality ghee and 180kg germs infested sweets, two mixing machines and five cylinders.