PFA seals five eateries over poor hygiene


LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Monday sealed five eateries and slapped fine on five other restaurants at motorway service areas in Lahore.

As per details, the PFA team inspected restaurants and the food points situated at the motorway service area and found five restaurants violating hygienic standards set by the authority. Three food points were issued a warning in this regard, while five were sealed and five others were served with fine by the PFA.

Earlier, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA), in a large-scale operation headed by Director General Captain (r) Muhammad Usman, had seized 35, 000-kilogram spoiled spices and 1,000 kilograms spoiled fruit preserves in Lahore.

The PFA had sealed a spice grinding unit and a fruit preservative (murabba/ jam) factory in the city. “19000 kgs red pepper, 17000 kgs turmeric powder, and raw material were confiscated from the grinding unit,” the director general PFA said.

He had said flawed spices were being prepared at the unit.

On the other hand, a fruit preserve manufacturing factory was sealed for manufacturing fruit preserves from rotten fruits and flawed chemicals.

“350 kg spoiled fruits, 200 kg syrup, 50 kg chemicals, 20kg textile colours, and chemical drums were impounded from the factory,” said the PFA.