PFA stops production of confectionery

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Punjab Food Authority (PFA) halted the production of a well known confectionery unit over usage of expired ingredients in the preparation of sweets, here on Friday. A team of PFA raided a sweets and bakery manu-facturing unit and caught the workers red-handed while producing sweets with expired substandard food colours and insect-infested semolina. The team also witnessed poor condition of hygiene during the raid.

PFA Director General Shoaib Khan Jadoon said that the authority imposed an emergency prohibition order (EPO) on sweets production unit for failing to meet the food safety standard and hygiene issues defined in the Punjab Pure Food Regulations.

He further said that food authority has been carrying out regular operations to ensure only good quality food sale across the province. PFA stops production of confectionery. Meanwhile

Punjab Food Authority (PFA) halted the production of a well known confectionery unit over usage of expired ingredients in the preparation of sweets, here on Friday. A team of PFA raided a sweets and bakery manu-facturing unit and caught the workers red-handed while producing sweets with expired substandard food colours and insect-infested semolina. The team also witnessed poor condition of hygiene during the raid.

PFA Director General Shoaib Khan Jadoon said that the authority imposed an emergency prohibition order (EPO) on sweets production unit for failing to meet the food safety standard and hygiene issues defined in the Punjab Pure Food Regulations.

He further said that food authority has been carrying out regular operations to ensure only good quality food sale across the province. Meanwhile Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has set ablaze 200 kilograms meat of dead animals as per eco-friendly policy at PAMCO Furnace after seizure during an operation in provincial metropolis here on Thursday. PFA has also lodged an FIR against the culprit named Salik Ali (supplier) in the nearest police station over vio-lation of Provincial Food Act.

PFA Director General Shoaib Khan Jadoon said that acting on the tipoff, the raid was conducted against the supplier in Bakar Mandi and caught a man red-handed. He said that five maunds of sick and sub-standard chicken had been brought on a vehicle (SAB-1493) in the city for supply to different local fast food points and restaurants. PFA DG said the use of dead meat is not fit for human consumption and causes health problems. He warned butchers and meat companies to sell meat of healthy animals otherwise, lawbreakers would be dealt with iron hands.

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