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Punjab Food Authority

PFA seals three big eateries in Lahore for use of unhygienic food

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) sealed three and fined five hotels classified as three and four star for use of unhygienic food in a crackdown in Lahore on Saturday, ARY News reported. According to the details, the PFA carried out inspections of 26 hotels falling in three and four star categories. Three of them were sealed, five were imposed fines and 15 were issued warning notices. The director general PFA said the eateries were sealed because of use of spoiled vegetables and fruits. "The hotels were found…

Punjab Food Authority announces annual schedule for inspection

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has announced its yearly schedule for checking of different food items, ARY News reported. The PFA director general has constituted special teams for water, meat, dairy and food safety. According to the plan, most of the things would be checked thrice or twice a year, apart from surprise raids. Production units of meat items such as chicken, fish, beef and mutton will be checked thrice a year. The PFA DG said grinding units of khoya, desi ghee, murabba, pickle and spices…

Court issues arrest warrants for ex-PFA director, others

LAHORE: A local court on Tuesday issued non-bailable warrants for former Punjab Food Authority (PFA) director Ayesha Mumtaz and other officials for failing to testify in a case pertaining to “violating various sections of the Food Safety Act”. Judicial magistrate directed Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations to arrest and produce the culprits in court on the next hearing. The accused failed to appear before court despite being summoned repeatedly. Two years ago, in Oct, Mumtaz was removed from her  post after a…