PESHAWAR: Six sweets shops were sealed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Food Authority in two different operations sealed for producing substandard sweets ahead of Eidul fitr on Wednesday.
In another raid, the food authority discarded five hundred litres of adulterated milk on the Motorway.
Attaullah Khan, assistant director communication has told the media that the Director-General KP Food Authority Riaz Khan Mahsud has issued special directives to launch a crackdown against bakers involved in sweet storage for Eid Festival.
The high official has directed the night squad to conduct special raids to check sweet production units, godowns and cold storages for to curb storage of sweet and bakery items before Eid so that to avoid the production of substandard sweets that causes serious diseases.
Khan revealed that it has been learnt that bakery owners store early production stuff in cold storages and make it available on Eid festival for selling as fresh produce. He said that the food authority wants the sweet production units to put on sale on freshly produced sweets. Though, it is regular practice in the province, that sweets are produced weeks ahead of Eid.
Director Operations Khalid Khan Khattak while giving the details maintained that night squad in a row of raids at Phandu road, sealed six sweets production units over using nonfood graded colours and unhygienic conditions. He added that all the produced items were discarded on the spot.
On the other hand, Assistant Director food safety Saira Nisar while checking milk carrying vehicles at Peshawar Motorway Toll plaza, discarded more than five hundred litres of adulterated milk. She revealed that seventeen samples were taken from vehicles entering Peshawar, for chemical analysis. She claimed that no sample was found positive for chemical adulteration but water mixing test was positive one sample and the team discarded the supply.