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“Point out adulterators, get Rs10,000”: Faisalabad district govt

FAISALABAD, Jan 23 (INP): Faisalabad district government has announced Rs.10,000 for the informer against the adulteration mafia of edibles and the citizens have been asked to provide the secret information of the factories and manufacturers involved in adulteration in consumable items to the control room of the district administration for taking drastic actions against them to wipeout this menace from the society. DCO Noorul Amin Mengal put forth the announcement while chairing a meeting of District Food Quality Control Board here on Friday. Among others the meeting also attended by representatives of civil society Kh. Shahid Razaq Sikka, Waheed Khaliq Ramay, Mehmud Alam Jat, Suhail Niaz Toor, Asif Aslam, Rai Ejaz and Gazanfar Natiq. Expressing his grave concern over the adulteration in edibles and said that the adulteration mafia was the enemies of human health, they should not be spared in any cost to save the consumers lives from the different diseases. He said that the district administration had started the vigorous crackdown against adulteration mafia and this campaign could only be made successful with the cooperation of the patriotic citizens. He informed that 20 teams of health department have been deputed to raid against the factories involved in manufacturing adulterated edibles. He directed the health department officials to make bound of the owners of factories, restaurants, hotels, bakeries and other shopkeepers of consumable items to display the telephone Nos. 9201491-2 of control room of district administration at their premises conspicuously for the facility of the consumers while issuing them pure food licenses. During the meeting it was informed that as many as 65 samples were taken by the health department teams in different raids during the current month and out of them 38 samples have been declared unfit by the Public Analyst Laboratory which were being trailed under the relevant law. The officials of Livestock department informed the meeting that the Livestock teams conducted 8762 raids against butchers which were selling substandard and water adulterated meat and 1180 challans were made against the accused besides imposing the fine of Rs.645000/- to them while 12329 k.g. substandard and injurious meat was dilapidated in the previous year. The representatives of civil society gave different suggestions to eradicate the adulteration menace and assured their cooperation in this regard.
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