Punjab Food Authority (PFA) raids renowned biscuit factory seizing more than 11 lac rotten eggs worth Rs. 1.5 crores. The factory is located in Manga Mandi, where these cheap eggs were converted into a powder which would have been used for making biscuits.
According to the DG Punjab Food Authority, Noor-ul-Amin Mengal, he alongside his team raided the Alwaha Egg processing unit on Wednesday night, where they found heaps of rotten eggs where the yolk and egg white were separated in order to make cheap powder for biscuits.
Some of the eggs were rotten to the extent that chicks were hatching out of the shells.
Moreover, Mr. Amin revealed that the factory was sealed a few days back but the people it continued its operations illegally. PFA’s team detected the supply of the rotten eggs which was followed by an immediate raid. All the eggs have been disposed of and the factory was re-sealed. Also, FIR has been registered against the factory owner.
At the end of last year, the milk scandal shocked the nation whereupon revealing that more than 70pc of milk in Pakistan is adulterated. Earlier this year, Punjab Food Authority issued a lab report of 16 milk brands that are safe for human consumption in Pakistan.
The Director General PFA said that he has devised the authorities to make steps demolishing the mafia causing adulteration at different levels. Previously, Punjab Govt. took steps to forbid underage children to buy and consume carbonated beverages.