NOWSHERA – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Authority during its ongoing crackdown against the sale of fake jaggery, has sealed a production unit on Charsadda road and confiscated 10,000 kg of sub-standard traditional sweet.
The workers at the production units were found using sub-standard sugar cane, chemicals, injurious artificial color, and sugar, said a press release issued here on Monday.
The raiding party of the Food Authority also found the environment of the factory highly unhygienic and contaminated the press release added.
The factory was sealed over the preparation of fake jaggery by using sub-standard ingredients including chemicals.
10,000 kg of prepared fake jaggery filled in 14 sacks was confiscated along with instruments including large size black woks used for melting sugar.
Speaking on the occasion, Director General Food Authority, Shah Rukh Ali Khan said that the campaign against fake jaggery will continue till the availability of pure products in the market.
The campaign will also be extended to other districts of KP after Peshawar and dealers of fake jaggery will be put behind the bar, he added.
(Source: National print and online media with input from social media and local sources).