LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Tuesday sealed four food points and penalised others while issuing warning notices to five units over violation of the Act.
The action was taken while carrying out an operation against big food points in Lahore and its surrounding areas under the supervision of PFA Director General Irfan Memon. The team comprised director vigilance and food safety officer.
Mr Memon said the PFA team raided Butt Karahi and sealed it over the worst condition of hygiene and failure to take measures to control pests.
The team also sealed Pak Asia Desi Karahi for using loose spices, preserving food in stinky freezers and failing to meet hygienic working environment.
Further, a famous food point Fazal-e-Haq Dera was closed down due to storing food in the washroom and poor cleanliness arrangements. A team of the PFA also sealed Bashir Darul Mahi on account of mislabelling and over substandard food.
The PFA director general said they issued fine tickets to Nadeem Buffet and TM Coffee over failure to produce medical certificates. It served warning notices to five food joints including Yousaf Falooda and Bundu Khan. He said positive change had been witnessed in the food industry due to consistent action and the establishment of the PFA training schools.
Published in Dawn, January 15th, 2020