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LAHORE (Staff Report) – Punjab Food Authority (PFA) under Director Ayesha Mumtaz has been sealing and imposing heavy fines to a number of food selling places during a campaign to promote hygienic eating habits in Lahore. The authority caused a real buzz on social media when it raided Lahore’s five star hotels i.e Avari Hotel and Pearl Continental Hotel and recently the raids have been extended to other cities of the province as well.


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According to online sources the authority has so far taken action against 500+ restaurants whereas over 284 shopkeepers have also been issued legal notices to improve the conditions in their kitchens and food presenting places.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif also acknowledged the efforts of PFA and a shield was presented to Ayesha Mumtaz in a cabinet meeting. Furthermore provincial government is also planning to categorize the hotels located in Punjab according to health advisory of Punjab Food Authority.

Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has also been ordered to produce an smart phone based application to report unhealthy conditions at hotels and other food offering places whereas a toll free number (0800-0234) is already functioning in this regard.

A list of noted hotels/restaurants raided by PFA:

1. Fat Burger, M.M Alam Road
Status: Sealed
Condition: Spoiled Food/Rancid Oil

2. Nadeem Tikka, Gurumangat Road Gulberg
Status: Sealed
Condition: worst food/ rotten food

3. Mandarin Restaurant, Gulberg
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic food

4. Yasir Broast, Food Street Old Anarkali
Status: Sealed
Condition: Extremely unhygenic

5. KFC, Thokar Niaz Baig
Status: Sealed
Condition: Rotten food

6. Tabaq Restaurant. Gulberg (Near M.M Alam Road)
Status: Sealed
Condition: Poor hygiene

7. Gloria Jeans Coffee, Mehmood Kasuri Road
Status: Sealed
Condition: Expired coffee, unhygienic

8. Xiwang, Hunza Block, Main Iqbal Town
Status: Sealed
Condition: Poor hygiene, poor storage

9. Hardees, M.M Alam Road
Status: Sealed
Condition: Expired ketchup

10. Sheikhoo Restaurant, Samanabad
Status: Sealed
Condition: Extremely poor

11. Lahore Broast, Shadbagh, Lahore
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic food

12. Lahore Broast, Garhi Shahu, Lahore
Status: Sealed
Condition: Bad / dirty condition

13. Burger Corner, Mini Market Lahore
Status: Sealed
Condition:Extremely unhygienic

14. Zakir Tikka, Moon Market Faisal Town
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic

15. Fri Chicks, Sanda Road, Lahore
Status: Sealed
Condition: Dirty utensils / rancid oil

16. Fri Chicks, Kashmir Block, Samanabad
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic, rotten road

17. Gourmet Bakers, Main Faisal Town, Lahore
Status: Sealed
Condition: Expired food

18. Gourmet Bakers, Umer Block, Samanabad
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic food

19. Gourmet Bakers, Ghalib Market Gulberg
Status: Sealed
Condition: Expired food

20. AFC, Regal Chowk Branch
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic / rotten chicken

21. Gourmet Live Baking Unit, Hussain Chowk, Gulberg
Status: Sealed
Condition: Cartons in washroom

22. Mian G Restaurant
Status: 31 km Multan Road
Condition: Sealed
Condition: Extremely unhygienic food

23. Domeno Hut, Gulberg Centre
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic food

24. Haidri Restaurant, Bund Road
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic food

25. Malmo Sweets, Thokar Niaz Baig
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic / expired food

26. Big Man’s Sweet and Bakers, Chappar Stop, Main Multan Road
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic / improper storage

27. Ze Grill, Khokar Chowk, Johar Town
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic / leftover food

28. Nirala Biryani, Ravi Town
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic / rotten food

29. Malik Hotel, Thokar Raiwind Road
Status: Sealed
Condition: Extremely unhygienic food

30. Hafiz Sweets, Raiwind Road
Status: Sealed
Condition: Expired food

31. Punjab Bakery, Gowal Mandi
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic food

32. Iqbal Store, Bund Road
Status: Sealed
Condition: Substandard soda water

33. Al-Jannat Juice Corner, Near Mayo Hospital
Status: Sealed
Condition: Rotten fruits

34. Jamshed Khan Tea Store
Status: Sealed
Condition: Foreign dye

35. Sana Bakery, Badami Bagh
Status: Sealed
Condition: Expired stuff

36. Date Fast Food Point, Panorama Mall Road
Status: Sealed
Condition: Unhygienic / spoiled meat

37. New Shinwari Hotel, Ravi Town
Status: Sealed
Condition: Poor hygiene

38. Al Fazal Milk Products, Allama Iqbal Town
Status: Sealed
Condition: Substandard milk

39. Al Fazal Milk Products, Township
Status: Sealed
Condition: Substandard milk

40. Karachi Silver Spoon, Johar Town

Status: Sealed

Condition: Extremely unhygienic food

41. Mama Kabab, Temple Road

Status: Sealed

Condition: Extremely unhygienic food

42. Heera Chargha

Status: Sealed

Condition: Bad / dirty premises

43. Italian Pizza, Shalimar Town

Status: Dirty Premises

Condition: No license

44. Domeno Hut, GT Road, Begum Pura

Status: Sealed

Condition: Bad / dirty premises

45. Butt Sweets, Ravi Town

Status: Sealed

Condition: Non-compliant/ expired food

46. Doce, Ravi Town

Status: Sealed

Condition: Non-compliant/ expired food

47. Anarkali Restaurant. Food Street Old Anarkali

Status: Sealed

Condition: Extremely Unhygienic food/ rotten meat

48. Shahab Sweets, Shalimar Town

Status: Sealed

Condition: Unhygienic food

49. Malik Bota Dairy, Chungi Amar Sadhu

Status: Sealed

Condition: Unhygienic food

50. Cafe Costa

Status: Sealed

Condition: Bad / dirty premises

51. Shafique Aleem House, Garhi Shahu

Status: Sealed

Condition: Bad/ dirty premises

52. Al Mashoor Shiekh Ji Haleem Walay

Status: Sealed

Condition: Bad / dirty premises

53. Baba G Kulfi

Status: Sealed

Condition: Extremely unhygienic food

54. Sufi Sweets and Bakers Production Unit

Status: Sealed

Condition: Extremely unhygienic food

55. Ali Baba Sweets Near Data Darbar

Status: Sealed

Condition: Extremely unhygienic food

56. Costare Bakery and Sweets, Karim Block

Status: Sealed

Condition: Expired items

57. Chaman Ice Cream, Karim Block

Status: Sealed

Condition: Fungus growth

58. City Boys, Hostel Canteen

Status: Sealed

Condition: Unhygienic food

59. Shafiq Haleem House, Garhi Shahu

Status: Sealed

Condition: Dirty freezers

60. Avari Hotel, Mall Road

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food

61. Pearl Continental Hotel, Mall Road

Status: Fined

Condition: No labelling/ leftover food

62. Gourmet Catering, Ferozpur Road

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food
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63. Cafe Zouk, M.M Alam Road, Lahore

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food/ rotten vegetables

64. Hospitality Inn, Mall Road

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food/ expired Stuff

65. Ze Grill, Valencia Town

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food

66. Lahore Cafeteria, Mall Road

Status: Fined

Condition: Dirty utensils

67. Chaman Ice Cream, Mall Road

Status: Fined

Condition: Poor storage

68. Fri Chicks, Liaqat Chowk, Sabzazar

Status: Fined

Condition: Dirty utensils

69. Freddy’s MM Alam Road, Lahore

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food

70. Chicken Kozi Haleem, Ravi Town

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic/ leftover food
Source: Sbsgroup

71. Swera Departmental Store, Shadman

Status: Fined

Condition: Expired stuff
72. Gourmet Restaurant, Wagha Town

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food

73. Foodies restaurant, Johar Town

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food

74. Big Man’s Pizza, Shadman

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food

75. Gourmet Bakers, Shalimar Town

Status: Fined

Condition: Improper storage

76. Al-Fazal Milk Products, Khokhar Chowk

Status: Fined

Condition: Poor hygiene

77. Red Chili Restaurant, Arfa Kareem Tower

Status: Fined

Condition: Poor hygiene
78. Bin Salwa Restaurant, Arfa Kareem Tower

Status: Fined

Condition: No soap/ expired buns

79. Qadeemi Chanay, Lahori Gate

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic/ leftover food

80. BFC, PIA Road

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food / drainage

81. Faizia Sweets and Bakers, Ravi Town

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic/ improper storage

82. Dori Sweets, Ravi Town

Status: Fined

Condition: No expiry date/ uncovered food

83. Shahbaz Dahi Bhalay, Ravi Town

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food

84. Mian Khalid Chips

Status: Fined

Condition: Substandard ketchup

85. Nadeem Shami Tikki, Ravi Town

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic
86. Sohni Khalid Naan Chanay, Ravi Town

Status: Fined

Condition: Mislabeling

87. Services Hospital Canteen, Services Hospital

Status: Fined

Condition: Poor hygiene/ improper storage

88. Pizza Burger Hut, Temple Road, Safa Wala Chowk

Status: Fined

Condition: Poor hygiene/ improper storage

89. Red Chilli, Gawal Mandi

Status: Fined

Condition: Poor hygiene/ improper storage

90. Mahnoor Sweets, Ameer Road, Bilal Ganj

Status: Fined

Condition: Poor hygiene

91. Doce, Wagha Town

Status: Fined

Condition: Poor hygiene

92. Sozo Water Park Canteen

Status: Fined

Condition: Unhygienic food

93. Rahat Bakery Chaklala Scheme III Rawalpindi

Status: Sealed

Condition: Unhygiene

94. Bread & Butter Saddar Rawalpindi

Status: Sealed

Condition: Unhygienic

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