19 eateries sealed over selling sub-standard food items

Published on – February 11, 2020 – 1:00 am
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QUETTA: Balochistan Food Authority (BFA) has sealed 19 eateries in Quetta for selling sub-standard food and poor hygienic conditions at the area during last one week.


QUETTA: Balochistan Food Authority (BFA) has sealed 19 eateries in Quetta for selling sub-standard food and poor hygienic conditions at the area during last one week.

The Authority has also imposed Rs377,000 fine to 177 food outlets, besides serving notices to them during the same period, Deputy Director, BFA , Sarfaraz Mughal told APP on Monday.

Around 136 awareness campaigns were launched to sensitize the masses about the effects of low quality food to the human health.

The raids were conducted at various canteens, hotels, bakery functional in the city after receiving complaints by the locals regarding selling of substandard food, he added.

The owners of different eateries were being directed to improve the hygienic conditions at their outlets and to ensure the selling of quality food by following BFA standards.

“It is a top priority of provincial government to ensure the availability of quality and safe food in the province. No one will be allowed to play the lives of people,” he remarked.

Mughal said BFA had also banned the storage, selling and manufacturing of various products including loose powder milk, artificial eggs, gutka and substandard oil and ghee.

The vegetable irrigated with polluted water had also been destroyed in the city, he added.-APP