RAWALPINDI – Officials of Punjab food authority paid a surprise visit to restaurants in Rawalpindi and imposed a fine of Rs. 0.2 million to KFC on using expired oil and a fine of Rs. 0.5 million to Saver Foods on poor cleanliness arrangements besides issuing a warning for improvement.
The PFA team headed by Noor ul Amin Mengal and provincial food minister Bilal Yasin inspected different sections of these restaurants and expressed concerns over the poor hygienic conditions and use of substandard cooking oil and ghee.
The minister inaugurated district office of Punjab Food Authority in Rawalpindi and soon after that both paid surprise visit to two hotels in Commercial Market and Food Street.
The minister said that grand operation would be conducted on daily basis against adulteration mafia. The minister said that the offices of Punjab Food Authority would be set up in the entire province.
Moreover, Nishtar Town team imposed a fine of Rs. 2500 each to Meezan Hotel and Zain Hotel, four thousand rupees to Anjam Hotel while seven thousand rupees to Fiaz Hotel respectively in Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate.
Shalimar Town team imposed a fine of Rs. 6500 to Butt Sweets Shalimar Town and four thousand rupees to Shahab Sweets on Shalimar Road. Allama Iqbal Town team sealed Masha Allah Bakery in Manga Mandi on using waste material for making biscuits while sealed Pak Food and Yasin Bakery on using expired items.
Gulberg Town team imposed a fine of Rs. 2500 to Al-Rehman Restaurant and Naan Shop and wasted expired items on the spot and imposed a fine of Rs. 4000 to Shainshahi Baryani on non traceability of raw material in Faisal Town.
Punjab Food Authority while taking action in Gujranwala imposed a fine of Rs. 5000 to Al-Madina Restaurant Nandipur Town on poor physical condition of workers, open drainage, open dustbin, wearing jewelry by workers during preparation of items and dirtiness washing area while Rs. 3000 to Hot Cakes on not installing insect killer, non-presence of expiry date on items and poor cleanliness arrangements.