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Sale of adulterated food items irk masses.

Pakpattan -- Owing to negligence of authorities concerned the sale of adulterated food items is at peak across the district Pakpattan.

According to a survey conducted by Online, people are suffering from digestive disorders and other stomach related diseases due to frequent consumption of spurious foods. All the items of daily use that are sold at shops including salts, spices ,tomato ketchup ,sugar preserved fruits etc are unhygienic and injurious to human health as they are manufactured through artificial methods.

Credible sources said that food manufacturers do not use red chilli ,black pepper, long pepper in manufacturing of cayenne pepper, turmeric, salts and other spices in pure condition.

The manufacturers allegedly mix different chemicals and toxic materials into wood powder to give the trash colour and taste. This trash after being given colour and taste is sold at shops ,bazaars ,hotels ,marriage halls and other food points with different labels.

Similarly expired fruits are preserved in sugar and are later sold as fresh Murabba jaat. Ketchup is also made of inedible fruits and is sold overtly at food corners.

Besides manufacturing of adulterated foods, there lies a food outlet or restaurant at every nook and corner of the District. These outlets serve unhygienic foodstuff to citizens at higher rates in unhealthy environment. There is worst cleanliness at these restaurants and their kitchens are breeding grounds for flies and other insects.

The officials of District Food Authority were showing criminal negligence in this regard and did not take any notice so far against adulterated food mafia manufacturers.

During the survey social circles have demanded the Health Department and high-ups of the food authority to take notice of the grave situation and initiate appropriate measures in this regard.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 18, 2018
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