PFA Seals 35 Chicken Shops

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LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) teams on Monday inspected 769 poultry shops in the city, sealing 35 of them for selling unhygienic meat.

According to a handout on Monday, during the operation conducted under the supervision of PFA Director General retired Capt Muhammad Usman, 410kg unhygienic chicken meat was also discarded.

The PFA teams also closed down 135 butcher shops and served notices for improvement to 211 others.

Mr Usman said the chicken sale points were sealed for failing to maintain hygienic working environment and for selling the meat of emaciated, sick and dead chicken.

The teams also punished dozens of shopkeepers over presence of insects and cats in their shops and having poor storage system.

The DG it was compulsory for poultry shops to use food-grade table for cutting meat, adopt cone slaughtering technique and take preventative measures against insects.

He advised the consumers to purchase healthy meat and get the chicken slaughtered in front of their eyes.

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