PFA shuts down sweetmeat production units in Lahore, Rawalpindi

10:47 PM | 22 Jun, 2017
PFA shuts down sweetmeat production units in Lahore, Rawalpindi
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LAHORE : The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Thursday sealed two sweetmeat production units in Lahore and Rawalpindi .

The department sprang into action to crack down on sweetmeat vendors in the province ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Nearly 240 kilogrammes (kg) of ready-to-sell sweetmeat and 400 kilogrammes of inferior quality ingredients were disposed of, PFA Director General Noorul Amin Mengal.

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“Cockroaches and other insects were found in the ready-to-sell sweetmeat that was stored the premises’ floor,” Mengal said in a statement.

Production units of two popular bakers and confectioners were sealed by the authorities.

Nearly 1,240kg of low-quality sweetmeat and 690kg of inferior quality raw material was disposed of, the statement informed further.