PFA seals three factories producing fake soft drinks


LAHORE: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Sunday sealed three illegal factories in Lahore that produced fake soft drinks using the labels of some famous brands. The authority discarded more than 30,000 fake cola drink bottles during the raid.

The PFA team, under the supervision of PFA Director General Noor-ul-Amin Mengal, conducted the raids on a tip-off received by the vigilance cell in the different areas of the provincial capital. The authority seized 30,000 bottles from the different areas including Fateh Garh, Shaira Kot and Mustafabad Kasur.

Mengal said that the PFA had confiscated the machinery and other material from the sites which was used in the preparation of fake cola drinks. He said that the PFA had confiscated seven gas cylinders, two filling machines, two compressors, motors, chemicals and a huge quantity of empty bottles.

The authority also registered a case against the factories for the illegal practice.