LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has launched a special food inspection drive in the service areas of Motorway across the province; fully committed to ensuring the provision of healthy and safe food in Punjab as per the direction of Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar.
On Sunday, food safety teams visited as many as 140 eateries situated along the motorway including restaurants, tuck shops, marts and fast food points.
PFA Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman said that the teams issued fine tickets to 18 food businesses operators due to using rusty freezers and poor storage system. While food authority issued final warning notices to 20 shopkeepers during the drive. The provincial food regulatory body also warned 102 food outlets, asking them to improve the hygienic condition.
The Director General said that PFA is checking motorway and highways on weekly basis, upon the directions of Punjab Chief Minister. He further said that the purpose of the drive was ensuring the availability of quality food because thousands of people (commuters) approach on motorway’s food points to beat hunger on a daily basis. All food points are on the radar of the Punjab Food Authority, he added.