625 kg of prohibited Chinese salt disposed of in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has taken action to confiscate and properly dispose of banned Chinese salt within the city’s boundaries.

According to a PFA spokesperson, acting on credible intelligence, a targeted operation was conducted against illicit salt trade at a warehouse located in Naswari Bazar, Ganj Mandi. As a result of this operation, a total of 625 kg of Chinese salt was apprehended and subsequently rendered unusable.

The confiscated salt was estimated to be valued at Rs. 1 million, as stated by the spokesperson. Additionally, the proprietor of the warehouse has been imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 in response to the violation.

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The spokesperson emphasized that the primary focus of the authority remains the provision of wholesome and nutritious meals to the populace of Rawalpindi. Ensuring the well-being of the residents is of utmost importance.

It’s noteworthy that the use of Chinese salt had been prohibited by the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) back in 2018 following a comprehensive assessment by a scientific panel, which concluded that its consumption posed health risks.

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