LAHORE: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) Director General Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman has directed enforcement teams to thoroughly check the ice factories and beverage manufacturing companies.
According to a statement released from the Directorate General Public Relations Punjab, Muhammad Usman said that PFA would allow only those companies which meet the food standards according to the Punjab Pure Food Regulations 2018.
He said that PFA would also start awareness campaigns and training sessions for the food industry as well as bound manufacturers to ensure the cleanliness of the production area, use of standard articles/ ingredients and germ-free equipment.
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The director general further said that PFA would also ensure the presence of the reverse osmosis plant in ice factories. Muhammad Usman directed officials to take action to ensure the usage of approved standard equipment.
He said that PFA would not allow ice factories to use rusty ice block for the preparation of ice. He also directed to provide consultation to ice factories and beverages companies for bringing improvement.