Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority Mardan team have sealed a factory at Paar Hoti which was involved in producing fake branded beverages.
KP food authority said in a statement that a complaint against the culprit was registered on the system through KP Food Authority website. KP Food authority took a prompt action against the factory and confiscated all the material within the factory and locked it down.
The authority said a similar action was taken against the Sarban Oil Mills situated in a small industrial estate at Abbottabad; the factory was not complying with the safety standards mentioned by the food authority. The statement also said that the Food authority is planning to regulate the ghee business now along with the food business in order to regulate all food and beverages companies up to the standards.
The Food authority is also working actively to spread awareness not only among masses but also the business owners and workers. The communication officer Ataullah said traditional media and social media has been used for campaigning. Moreover, standing orders for procedures regarding food business had also been distributed to the targeted audience via food safety officers.
Food businesses are well aware of the Food authority and its standards now, the industries are now inviting food safety officers to help them improve their safety standards. More than 2000 improvement notices have been issued to food handlers all over the KP province—he added.