After Punjab, KPK Sets Up Its Own Food Safety Authority

KPK is striving hard to improve the living standards of its citizens and does not want to be left behind. As part of its efforts towards that goal, the provincial government has finally decided to set up a Food Safety and Halal Authority to ensure that the quality of food products being sold and produced in the market is high.

The Food Safety Authority has been set up under the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Food Safety and Halal Food Authority Act 2017. Standards, procedures, processes, and guidelines for food labeling, food additives, and other food-related enforcement will be formulated under it. The manufacture, distribution, and storage of the food around the province will also be monitored and regulated along with the regional sales and imports of food.

The central directorate of the Authority would be stationed in Peshawar, with seven divisions stationed across the province.

Food Categories

The food business is divided into 3 categories, according to the Food Safety and Halal Food Authority (K-PFSHFA) Director General Riaz Mehsud.

  • Category A: enterprises dealing with margarine, vanaspati, fat spreads, halal animal fat, ghee, fish oil, edible oil, spices, cereal products, soft drinks, aerated water, fruits and vegetables, food additives and ingredients and cold storages.
  • Category B: covers creameries, dairies, dairy farms, bakers, hotels, eateries and other small-scale food companies.
  • Category C: food manufacturing units.

Three types of laboratories will be set up. These labs will also include scientific, appellate and medical sections that will be tasked to check the food products being produced and sold in the province, according to Mr. Mehsud.

He also informed that food quality will also be checked on the spot at the production units, eateries, and kitchens. As per the law, it is now mandatory for the food authority to issue licenses to food operators for every category.

With this step taken by the KPK government, it is hoped that food quality is maintained and monitored at all times.

Via Tribune

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        2nd, appreciate that KPK is following footsteps of Punjab in development.

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        It’s performance? You will be 16 years old doing that.

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        I am still expecting you don’t live in lalaland.

      • They are business competitors not enemy, ( its normal in business) But IK is the worst enemy of NS.

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