The Punjab Food Authority has sealed 640 food points and stopped the production of 344 food outlets during the month of September.
The teams also imposed Rs19.058 million cumulative fine and served warning notices for improvement to 32,963 food business operators (FBOs) while conducting dozens of special operations and routine checking drive across province.
This was revealed by PFA Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman here on Thursday.
He said that the teams examined as many as 40,526 food points in 36 districts of Punjab including dairy shops, ice cream parlors, general stores, bakeries, confectionery units, poultry shops and factories.
The provincial food regulatory body also guided 4,647 FBOs about to apply for food license. He maintained that PFA adulterators and counterfeiters have been rooted out from Punjab by following the directions of Chief Minister Punjab.
He said that the authority would allow FBOs to run their food businesses as per the PFA Act. He said that all food points are being checked to sustain the food standards permanently in Punjab.
PFA DG further said that the top priority of PFA is to ensure the provision of safe and healthy as per the mission of the Punjab government.
Earlier, Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has conducted massive inspection drive on food outlets situated at the motorway and highways.
Food safety teams (FSTs) under the supervision of officials have visited several service areas and shut down 11 restaurants, as well as punished nine food business operators (FBOs) with heavy fines.