Pakistan: Food Authority inspects sugar mills

Lahore: Sugar mills in Pakistan are likely to commence sugarcane crushing season; therefore, authorities are making sure that mills follow all rules before the start of the season. On October 28, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) conducted a province-wide inspection of sugar mills to ensure compliance with food safety measures and standards.

In a day-long operation, authorities paid a visit to overall 44 sugar mills and inspected 40 sugar mills and found four sugar mills were shut.

According to the PFA Director General Capt (R) Muhammad Usman, teams inspected 13 mills in south Punjab, nine in Rawalpindi Zone, and 18 in Lahore Zone. During an inspection, the teams scrutinize storage and hygiene arrangements.

The purpose of the visit was to make sure mills follow the implementation of food regulations. Usman said that those who found violating the PFA act, an action would be taken against them.

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