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Punjab Food Authority seals ketchup, mayonnaise factories in Lahore

Punjab Food Authority unearths fake ketchup factories in Lahore

Punjab Food Authority unearths fake ketchup factories in Lahore—Image: File

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Tuesday launched a major operation against substandard mayonnaise and ketchup production units across the provincial capital.

DG Food Authority carried out successful operations in factories located at Thokar Niaz Baig, Madina Colony, Samanabad and Raiwind Road areas and destroyed 3452 kg substandard food items, Bol News reported.

He said that factories were making ketchup and mayonnaise with non-food graded colours and chemicals which was hazardous for human consumption.

He stressed that ketchup was made from chemicals without using any vegetables or fruits and was packed in non-food grade plastic bottles while gross violations of cleanliness were also found during the raid.

Also read: Foodpanda thanks PRA for sales tax relief

Earlier, the government of Punjab decided to reduce tax being charged on commissions for home-based chefs.

The rebate reduces sales tax from 16 per cent to 5 per cent, allowing better profitability and growth potential for the home-based chefs operating on online food delivery platforms.

 


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