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Hotel on Murree’s Mall Road sealed over unhygienic kitchen

An abundance of cockroaches found

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September 6, 2019


Three restaurants along Lahore-Islamabad Motorway sealed for selling low-quality meat, using old oil

The Punjab Food Authority also imposed a fine on a fourth restaurant

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March 24, 2019


Down the drain: Punjab Food Authority dumps 5,000 litres of contaminated milk

The milk had chemicals and other additives mixed into it

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January 13, 2019


Why calcium carbide ripe mangoes are bad for your health

Pakistani mangoes are always high in demand all over the world. However, mango farmers in Multan are facing a new problem. The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has imposed a ban on the use of calcium carbide to artificially ripen mangoes. Talking to SAMAA TV, PFA official Jehangir said calcium carbide is harmful for human health….

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June 21, 2018


Drop the ‘energy’, Punjab tells Red Bull and its rivals

Punjab has ordered Red Bull and other energy-drink manufacturers to drop the ‘energy’ tag from their labels, reported the Guardian. A scientific advisory panel of the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) said the large quantities of caffeine, taurine and guarana in energy-drinks simply stimulate the swift release of existing reserves instead of providing any nutritional energy…

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May 4, 2018


Ban enforced on sale of chalia in Punjab

Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has enforced a complete ban on the purchase and sale of Chalia (betelnuts) in the province. The department has stated that chalia is the reason of mouth and throat cancer.

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January 27, 2018


It’s not just any snack, it’s Kolson Slanty!

When we speak about the nation’s most-loved and demanded snack the only brand that pops up in our head is Kolson Slanty. Initially the famous snack was introduced in three generic flavours, whereas, the popularity of the brand gave way to the emergence of several new tantalizing flavours. Recently Slanty’s identity was mistaken due to…

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August 28, 2017


Lahore: PFA seizes 0.7 million rotten eggs from processing unit

Punjab Food Authority (PFA) seized 0.7 million eggs and 8,000 kilogram powder in a raid at a food processing unit in Lahore.

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August 27, 2017


Raids on schools selling energy drinks

Punjab Food Authority got into action for implementation of ban on carbonated cold and energy drinks. According to the officials, the schools selling drinks will be sealed. More in Zia-ur-Rehman’s video report.

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August 17, 2017


Video: School guard tortures Samaa team in Multan

Punjab Food Authority took action against canteens of schools in Multan. Exasperated over the operation, guard of a government school heaped his anger on Samaa team. Watch the video report of torture on reporter and cameraman of Samaa.

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May 16, 2017


Various cooking oil, ghee brands declared unfit for consumption

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA), in its crackdown against substandard cooking oils, declared various brands of cooking oil and ghee unsafe and unfit for consumption. The brands were declared substandard due to absences of Vitamin A and rancidity, artificial flavour addition and other acid values, according to a public notice issued by the authority….

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December 1, 2016


Lahore eatery where you cook your own meal

Believe it or not, you will have to choose all spices, ingredients and meat of your choice if you are planning to dine out in a restaurant. Unlike conventional restaurants, neither waiter will give you a menu nor anyone get an order. The door of restaurant opens in a kitchen directly where and raw-marinated chicken,…

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June 8, 2016


‘River of milk’ flows in Lahore

River of milk literally flew in Lahore when the Punjab Food Authority wasted more than 6000 litres of unhealthy and unhygienic milk during a crackdown. Watch this report…

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April 3, 2016


Unclean chocolates factory busted

Parents want absolutely wholesome food for their children. But, the news regarding factory churning out unhealthful chocolate bars has given restless night to the parents of chocolate-lovers. Watch Noman Sheikh’s report about the factory producing low-quality chocolate amid unhygienic and wretched conditions. The report also lavishes accolades on Punjab Food Authority for its consecutive efforts…

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October 20, 2015


Dauntless lady sorts out Lahore cafes

After Ayesha Mumtaz of Punjab Food Authority took up the reins with raids after raids, the restaurants have to reform themselves with better than ever service and food. Ziaur Rehman reports from Lahore.

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September 18, 2015


Pakistan fines two high-end hotels

LAHORE: The food safety department Friday slapped fine on two top hotels for not meeting mandatory hygienic requirements, Samaa reported. According to details, Punjab Food Authority (PFA) Data Ganj Bakhsh team under the supervision of Director Operations Ayesha Mumtaz on Friday inspected Pearl Continental hotel. “During inspection, the team found that there was no proper…

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July 24, 2015