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19 November 2017 Last updated 1 hour ago

Punjab Food Authority bans soft, energy drinks in educational institutions

Punjab Food Authority bans soft, energy drinks in educational institutions File Photo

The Punjab Food Authority has banned the sale of all types of soft and energy drinks at educational institutions.

In order to impede the sales, a deadline was provided to the beverage manufacturing companies in this regard which expired on August 14.

The companies have been directed to halt the supply of the drinks to educational institutions, shopkeepers, canteens and drink corners in 100 metres of educational institutions.

PFA has taken the decision while keeping in view the adverse and harmful effects of carbonated and energy drinks on the health of children.

PFA Director General Noorul Amin Mengal warned of stern action and penalties on manufacturers and suppliers if they fail to comply with the order.

He notified that around 120 countries have already banned the fizzy drinks. Mengal told that PFA has formed 701 special operation teams for monitoring and implementation of the ban.