PFA Director General Noorul Amin Mengal said to a local media outlet that this step is being considered because these fizzy drinks have a bad effect on children’s mental and physical health. He further said that food outlets will be provided with directives to refrain from selling these drinks to underage kids.
According to reports, three categories have been given to food, red, yellow and green.
Yellow category, should be available in small quantities for kids, e.g. tea, coffee, packed fruit juices, biscuit, ice creams, etc.
Green category lists the food that is recommended focusing on fresh food, e.g. fruits, fresh fruit juices, fruit chats, chana chats, pastas, sandwiches, rice, flavoured and plain milk, milkshakes, lassi, flavoured yoghurts, eggs, and nuts.
Punjab Food Authority has taken up as a challenge after Pakistan is revealed among the countries with a stunted growth problem.