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.

“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.