Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority (KP FS&HFA) has seized around 12,000 bottles of banned and hazardous energy drinks during a raid on a warehouse in Hashtnagri area of Peshawar.
The operation was carried out on the special directions of Director General KP FS&HFA Suhail Khan to curb the selling of expired and harmful energy drinks in the province. The operation was led by Deputy Director Operations KP FS&HFA, Tillat Fahad, in which the warehouse was sealed and heavy fine was imposed against the culprits. According to Tillat Fahad, there was a ban on the sale and purchase of energy drinks in the province.
“After the extension of KP FS&HFA” operations to 15 more districts, the quality of food items would now further improve” said Director Operations Dr Azmat Ullah Wazir, “this will help us to achieve our goal of “Safe Food, Healthy People”.
Dr Azmat Ullah Wazir said the authority was committed to curb food adulteration in the province, for which the food safety teams were actively working across the province. He said the food safety teams also conducted operation in town three area of Peshawar, where a Kabab house was sealed for extremely unhygienic condition, while a number of other shops were fine for keeping banned items such as China salt and other expired items. He said the food safety teams also seized around 20 KG of china salt in Upper Dir area, while a snack factory and bakery was sealed in Mardan.