A factory was uncovered and sealed by Punjab Food Authority (PFA) for making fake replicas of popular soft drink brands. An FIR was also registered against the factory owners.
PFA Director, General Noorul Amin Mengal informed that a team raided the fake factory under director’s supervision. The factory was being run in a posh, high-class area of the city.
The team uncovered over 40,000 empty bottles along with the packaging material and thousands of bottle caps. The material was given to different suppliers in various cities of Pakistan who make fake beverages.
All the machinery of the factory was destroyed and it was shifted to a warehouse. As per food authority, it is the largest food factory uncovered in Punjab.
A case is registered against the warehouse and factory owner. All the records of the factory have been taken by PFA. Now they are trying to find the real clients as the receipt found displayed fake name and addresses.
Earlier Punjab Food Authority banned smoking corners in eateries. Local restaurants, cafes, dhaba owners criticized this decision claiming that if smoking is banned in eateries, it clearly means loss of business. There are many people who come to a restaurant to smoke and enjoy good food if one of them is missing, then they will stop visiting the café or the specific eatery.
PFA also banned mineral water brands that failed to meet the standard and quality set by PFA. These brands included big names like Aquafina, Kinley, and Springley.
It is a healthy sign that our authorities are raiding, sealing and banning unhygienic fake food & beverages being sold in the market.