Lahore, December 09, 2020: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Wednesday sealed a factory due to producing artificial flavours with expired chemicals in the provincial metropolis.
Acting on the tipoff, the team has raided Quality Flavours factory located at Thokar Niaz Baig and caught them red-handed preparing substandard flavours. The operation was led by PFA Director General Rafaqat Ali Naswana.
He said PFA has shut down the factory on the charges of adulteration and deceiving besides disposing of 2000 litre expired flavours during the operation. Moreover, the administration of the factory failed to present the record of raw material and products in front of the raiding team.
PFA DG further said that the authority took action against the food business operators (FBO) by following the Punjab Pure Food Regulations. “The use of expired material in the preparation of any food products is a heinous crime while adulterators and malpractice would be dealt with an iron hand,” it said, “According to the vision of CM Punjab, the utmost priority of Punjab Food Authority is to eliminate the foes of public health.”
The director general also said that it is compulsory for eateries and production units to maintain the complete record of expired products after timely discarding. He warned FBOs to follow the standard operating procedures, otherwise, PFA will be closed down their businesses as per law.