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LAHORE: On Wednesday Punjab Food Authority (PFA) conducted a full-fledged operation to crack down on food points violating food safety measures alongside Lahore-Islamabad motorway.
Food safety teams, under the supervision of Director General PFA Captain (R) Muhammad Usman visited kitchens of several restaurants in order to conduct food safety and hygiene operations.
The restaurants and fast food points were checked in the areas of Bhera, Chakri and Kalar Kahar.
Captain (R) Muhammad Usman said that PFA enforced immediate shut down of a fast food outlet due to the use of expired cooking oil, failure of cleanliness and other violations of PFA Act in the service area of Bhera.
He further added that another fast food outlet was ordered to pay Rs50,000 as fine over failure to maintain a hygienic working environment. “Vegetable, meat, cold drinks and other food products were preserved together in freezers in the fast food outlet,” said DG PFA.
The Punjab food Authority has been working as a functional entity in Lahore since July 2, 2012.
The authority enforces food hygiene and quality standards nationwide as stated in the Punjab Food Authority Act 2011 and the Pure Food Rules 2011.