LAHORE (Web Desk): As per instructions of CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, crack down by Punjab Food Authority (PFA) is on its way against manufacturers of substandard and adulterated edibles to ensure better health and provision of standard food to the people.
While dealing a severe blow to the heinous act of adulteration mafia, PFA has captured 37,000 litres of fake juice by exposing the business of false juice manufacturing. Director Operations Rafia Haider revealed that fake juices of renowned brands were being prepared in a locked house. The manufactured juice was captured from three different factories. She told that two factories were working simultaneously to ensure maximum production. Moreover, all juices were being made using chemicals and expired flavors, without there being a sign of real fruits on the premises.
Investigations have been directed, the units sealed and cases filed against the owners.
In other activities of PFA, Cosa Nostra, Chashni Sweet Shop and Spice Bazar in Gulberg II were fined Rs 100,000, Rs 50,000 and Rs 100,000 respectively, for the presence of flies in the area, improper preventive measures against insects and use of dirty mincing machine. In addition to this, K & K Juice Corner and a dahi bhallay point situated in Township was sealed for using rotten fruits and chemical colors in juices, washroom in production area, unhygienic condition of workers, open drains, ineffective insects preventive measures, dirty and broken freezers and non-retrieval of medical certificates of workers and food license.
Further, Shalimar Restaurant and Aljannat Juice Corner in Data Ganj Bakhsh, Rehman Tikka and Fish Corner in Johar Town and K & K Biryani and Fried Chicks were fined as well for open drain and dustbins, uncovered food items, and absence of hand washing soaps. Other shops were advised to improve their standards while e-licenses issued to some on the spot.