PESHAWAR – After the Punjab Food Authority action against California-based fast food chain, “Fatburger” in Lahore, now Deputy Commissioner Peshawar has sealed KFC and Pizza Hut outlets for supplying ‘expired food’ items on Thursday.
On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Peshawar, ADC Osama Warraich and AAC Muhammad Fawad conducted a raid and found expired food items in the kitchens of local outlets of American food chains, Pizza Hut on Shami road and KFC located on University road.
According to the information available to PakistanTribe.com, “branch manager of Pizza Hut on Shami Road has been arrested and legal action will be taken against Pizza Hut.”
As the Punjab Food Authority has been taking measures to maintain hygiene and cleanliness all over Lahore, a new campaign has been launched by Deputy Commissioner Peshawar to ensure the safety and cleanliness of fast food restaurants in the provincial capital.
Some international chains such as KFC, Gloria Jean’s Coffees and Hardee’s have come under the crossfire with heavy fines and with many local eateries being sealed and fined for improper storage, usage of expired items, improper labelling and unhygienic conditions.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pizza Hut has a total of 11,139 branches worldwide, whereas KFC is the world’s second largest restaurant chain after McDonald’s, with 18,875 outlets in 118 countries.
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