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PFA cracks down on energy drinks in Punjab

Lahore: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) launched a massive crackdown on energy drinks across the province after the dead line given to manufacturers have ended on December 31.

Director General Punjab Food Authority ordered his field officials to start a massive operation against the shopkeepers who are still selling the energy drinks in the market and the manufacturers who are still producing it despite the warning.

According to the PFA order, the time given was until 31 December and after the due date it was decided that operation will be launched against the sellers and manufacturers.

He further said that it is completely banned to put the word ‘energy’ on their drinks and added that companies that manufacture this drink must permanently stop producing ‘highly caffeinated drinks’ and stop adding caffeine in their products.

The sale of energy drink was banned in April 2018 and all the manufacturers were directed to remove their stocks from the market before the given deadline.

This was done to encourage healthy lifestyle, and also the federal government had been working to impose ‘Gunah Tax’ on carbonated drinks after cigarettes, informed the sources.

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