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PFA rolls up sleeves to ensure implementation of fortification programs

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has once again rolled up sleeves against flour mills in order to ensure the implementing on fortification program by ensuring the fortification in flour, ARY News reported.

In a meeting with the officials of Food Fortification Programme, held at PFA Headquarter here on Wednesday, the PFA Director General Captain (retired) Muhammad Usman has directed technical wing to make an initial policy on its implementation in collaboration with all concerned departments along with NGOs within two weeks.

The PFA will take help of scientific penal in the preparation of policy-making regarding action plan of fortification, its effects and problems.

The PFA DG said that the purpose of this program is to maintain food nutrition, proportionate contents of food and to address high rates of micro nutrient deficiencies in Punjab.

PFA is also taking action against adulteration mafia and food manufacturers who are not abiding by the regulations besides of fortification programme. He said that PFA would not spare anyone found guilty of violating its rules and would be dealt with an iron hand.

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