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Factory sealed over salt adulteration

Factory sealed over salt adulteration

LAHORE: Punjab Food Authority teams on Saturday sealed many food units, outlets and restaurants, including a salt producing factory over serious cleanliness, health, hygiene and adulteration issues.

The teams also imposed fine on various food outlets and roadside vendors for ignoring the hygiene standards and parameters.

A special team headed by PFA Director (Operations) Ms Ayesha Mumtaz sealed an unnamed salt production unit in Gujjarpura over adulteration and flouting hygiene rules.

The team also sealed a unit of Ayesha Foods and imposed fine on its bakery section in Samanabad. It sealed Ghuasia Naan Shop and Hot Roast Restaurant in Gulshan-i-Ravi area.

Ravi Town team sealed Ijaz Salt Factory near Lorri Adda (Peeco Road), besides getting a worker arrested and lodging a case against the accused.

The team sealed Pak-Kashmir Hotel at Qila Muhammadi and imposed fine on Phajja Siri Pai, Taj Mahal Sweets, Raja Tea Stall and Desi Murgh Chanay in Ali Park.

Data Ganj Bakhsh Town team sealed Fri Chicks at Queen’s Road and Salman Sweets and Bakers at Ferozepur Road. It imposed fine on Ganga Ram Hospital Canteen and Ghaus Bakers at Temple Road.

Gulberg Town team sealed Hafiz Dahi Bhallay, Haidri Paan Shop, Bismillah Yaseen Hotel, Students Food Point and Wasim Murgh Chanay in Model Colony area.

Iqbal Town PFA team sealed Al-Makka Pakwan Centre and Chattha Pakwan Centre in Sabzazar, while the Nishtar Town team sealed Usman Foods and imposed fine on Fomex Food.

The teams in Wahga and Shalimar towns sealed Shakil Nimko Factory and Al-Noor Milk Shop in Lakhudero and on the GT Road, respectively.

According to PFA officials, the sealed businesses would be allowed to function after a period of seven days subject to compliance of hygiene-related instructions.

Meanwhile, various price control magistrates on Saturday got arrested 64 shopkeepers involved in overcharging. They also imposed a fine of Rs64,700 on several others, according to a spokesman.

Published in Dawn, August 23rd, 2015

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