Provincial Minister for Food Bilal Yasin has said that food department will ensure good cleanliness situation in all poultry and meat markets across the province. Shopkeepers will be provided awareness on food safety.
He said that those who are selling substandard, unhygienic and dead meat will be sent behind the bar. He said that Punjab Government will not tolerate unhygienic and poor cleanliness condition in poultry and meat selling points.
He said that by providing awareness and appreciating the people, food department is achieving satisfactory results. He said that Punjab Food Authority is not only sealing and imposing fine to the shopkeepers but also awarding certificates and incentives to those who cooperate with the government in its cleanliness programme.
Minister said that Tollinton Market is considered one of the dirtiest markets in Lahore but with the efforts of Food Authority it has been converted into a dirt-free market by introducing competitions among the shop keepers.
He expressed these view while addressing a “Muqabla-e-Safai” ceremony at Tollinton Market, here today. Bilal Yasin said that objective of Food Authority is to ensure availability of good and hygienic diet to the common man. He said that those factors playing with the lives and health of the people will be dealt with iron hand.
He appreciated the efforts of team of Food Authority for achieving good results. While addressing the ceremony, DG Food Authority Noor-ul-Amin Mangal said that the department is getting good results by involving shopkeepers and Poultry Associations in this cleanliness activity.