LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) claims to have confiscated 12,000kg unwholesome chocolates and snacks from a production unit on Kasur Road.

DG Irfan Memon said the authority took action against the company for not mentioning the manufacturing date on products and failing to produce a record. Meanwhile, chocolates and chips were preserved in the open storage area for packing, he said.

He said it’s compulsory for any food business operator (FBO) to discard the expired edibles instead of the store as per the PFA Act. He further said the PFA was impartially dealing with all FBOs and its action would continue against violators without any discrimination.

The director general further said detailed guidelines were available on the PFA website for FBOs’ guidance. He directed the FBOs and manufacturing companies to follow the rules and regulations along with ensuring the manufacturing process as per the hygiene principles defined in the law, he added.

Published in Dawn, December 26th, 2019