Punjab Food Authority Seals Sweetmeat Production Units

The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has been very active lately. The authority recently raided two sweetmeat production units in Lahore and Rawalpindi.

The raid was conducted as the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr holidays draw closer.

Considering the fact that sale of confectionary items and “mithai” rise exponentially during the Eid, the timing of these raids are significant. It seems that the Punjab Food Authority is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to safeguarding the public’s health.

Bad Mithai?

Around 240 kg of ready-to-sell sweetmeat and 400 kg of worth of substandard ingredients were dumped by the PFA team during their raids at two popular bakers and confectioner units. The ingredients were found to be of inferior quality, kept in unhygienic conditions.

According to Director General PFA Noor-ul-Amin Mengal,

Cockroaches and other insects were found in the ready-to-sell sweetmeat that was stored on the premises’ floor.

All the premises were sealed by the food monitoring authority afterwards.

25,000 Litres of Milk Disposed off

Only yesterday, the authority inspected nearly 300,000 litres of milk and disposed off 25,000 litres of it. Milk was inspected across different cities in the Punjab province. 112, 72, 81, 67 and 54 vehicles were checked in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan and Rawalpindi respectively.

Mr. Mengal said that the milk was artificially thickened using chemicals and vegetable fat.

Read MorePunjab Food Authority Destroys 25,000 Liters of Substandard Milk

Restaurants Sealed in Lahore

A few days earlier, the authority raided popular restaurants and fast food joints in Lahore. DG PFA and Provincial Food Minister, Bilal Yasin visited individual restaurants in person. The raid was carried out in Lahore.

Read MorePunjab Food Authority Seals Popular Fast Food Chains in Lahore

Fat burger was sealed in addition to Hardee’s at MM Alam Road getting a heavy fine. Salt’n Pepper and Pizza Hut also received substantial fines due to unhygienic kitchens, using raw material without proper labeling, substandard food quality, and for using expired cooking oil.

A techie, Overwatch and Street Fighter enthusiast, and Sub Editor at ProPakistani.

  • Xahid

    Well Done, Good job, All I can say, Please keep it UP!

  • Sawal to Ye Paida Hota Hai !
    K In Logo Ka Jo Is Tarha Ka Maal Sale Karte Hai Kiya Zameer Mar Gaya Hai BE-Emaan Ho Gaye Ye Log ?

    • plunder

      bhai ye dheet loug hotay hein, jaisy aap yahan comment karnay sy baaz nahi aatay :)

      • Builder Fizz


      • Leo

        You nailed it bro,,,,

    • BADAR

      In ka kasur sirf itna hai kay yeah Pakistan hai. Pakistani qaum dunya ki corrupt tareen qaum hai/

      • Specially Pakistan Apne He Pakistanio Ko Lootta Hai !

  • Sami Thinker

    If it is factual then very good.

  • Waqas

    “….PFA team during their raids at two popular bakers and confectioner units.”

    Can anybody share name of these bakers?

    • Ahsan

      Exactly my point!

  • Shahzaib Sultan

    Good Job.

  • Sajid

    Well Done! Pakistan Food Authority!

    • Builder Fizz

      hahhahah its not pakistan food authority its punjab food authority wake up

      • Leo

        Rather only being done in Lahore & Rawalpindi and not whole Punjab

  • Sajid

    You are absolutely right Builder Fizz – Its Punjab Food Authority the reason I had mentioned Pakistan Food Authority is that I believe in One Pakistan from North to South and West to East. I want this kind of actions taken in the best interest of the Pakistanis across the Pakistan administered by the Federal.