• Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Four years after passing law: K-P finally gets a food authority

Discussion in 'Pakistani Siasat' started by Champion_Usmani, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Champion_Usmani

    Champion_Usmani SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    2,259
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2018
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,595 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    1651957-PunjabFoodAuthorityFBcopy-1520309097-934-640x480.jpg
    Punjab Food Authority Raid PHOTO SOURCE: EXPRESS

    PESHAWAR:

    Four years after it had passed the law for it, the provincial government on Monday finally launched the Food Safety and Halal Food Authority (FS&HFA) to regulate food items and eateries in the province.

    Riaz Khan Mehsud, the director general for the authority, inaugurated the food body at its newly constructed offices in the Civil Secretariat on Monday. He vowed that the FS&HFA will ensure that standards devised for foodstuff are implemented while food manufacturing, storage, distribution, sale and import in the province are regulated — as per the mandate of the body.

    The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government had passed the bill for setting up the authority in March 2014. The body had been initially set up at the divisional level and will later be expended to the district level.


    Mehsud added that after the Punjab government, K-P was the second province to have set up such a body. He went on to say that with the body becoming functional, other departments such as health, the district administration and livestock will stop dealing in food safety.

    The government has built a new building to house the offices of the authority in Peshawar so that it could operate as the directorate general of the authority. Mehsud, however, added that at the moment, they were setting up offices in seven divisions of the province, with each office headed by a deputy director, so that the body could eventually expand its offices to all districts of K-P.

    Asked about how the body will work, Mehsud explained that all hotels and restaurants will have to register themselves with the body, for which they have devised an online system which can either be accessed directly on their website or through their Android application to secure licenses. The licence, he added, can also be obtained by visiting the FS&HFA office or through visiting field teams.

    Dilating on the mandate of the authority, he said that they will formulate standards, procedures, processes and guidelines relating to food and specify appropriate enforcement systems.

    “We have hired a qualified and expert team of food scientists,” Mehsud disclosed, adding that they were currently in the process of working with the Livestock Department to utilise their 14 mobile and stationary milk testing labs.

    Asked why there was a need to co-opt the Livestock Department’s laboratory, he said that the authority has three types of laboratories: scientific, appellate and medical laboratory.

    Moreover, they have field teams who are authorised to conduct on-the-spot medical tests for food handlers at production units, food outlets and kitchens.

    Apart from enforcing the regulation, Mehsud said that the food authority will also organise training programmes on food safety and standards for business operators and food handlers. The training school will then provide certificates to participants on SOPs of food handling.

    Talking about the enforcement strategy, he said that they will involve serving improvement notices to all business operators who will be time-bound to improve their businesses practices according to the specified standards and licence requirements.

    Published in The Express Tribune, March 6th, 2018.


    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1651957/1-four-years-passing-law-k-p-finally-gets-food-authority/
     
  2. Manidabest

    Manidabest FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,807
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2015
    Ratings:
    +1 / 1,274 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United Arab Emirates
    Good but it should have strict criteria and standards
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. AdeelFaheem

    AdeelFaheem FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    909
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Ratings:
    +1 / 701 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    افسوس کی بات ہے کہ ایک اتھارٹی بنانے میں 4 سال لگ گئے. اور یہ خبر ہے اُسی صوبے کے بارے میں ہے جہاں 90 دِنوں میں دودھ کی نہریں بہنی تھیں.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. Imran Khan

    Imran Khan PDF VETERAN

    Messages:
    43,357
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Ratings:
    +33 / 75,739 / -35
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    this is what happen when reality hit the dreams
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. AZADPAKISTAN2009

    AZADPAKISTAN2009 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    26,635
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Ratings:
    +34 / 24,487 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    China
    Shazadi Maryem's Media cell is quite active
     
  6. Champion_Usmani

    Champion_Usmani SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    2,259
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2018
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,595 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Not only this, the Forensic Lab, Remember the High claims of PTI regarding KPK Police, just imagine they had not a single Forensic Lab for KPK till 2018, the matter came to light when CJP asked DIG KPK Police why there is no Forensic Lab in KPK and why KPK police is dependent on Punjab regarding Forensic, now forensic Lab is basic need of any Modern Police... There is no working Burn center in KPK, the patients with burn injuries have to travel to Islamabad for treatment, few days ago Peshawar high court grilled KPK govt. at this matter, now they talk about KPK police depoliticised, check this news the Asma Rani murder had to transfer to PHC by Peshawar Hight court due to Political mingling and threats to Victim's family, one must ask, where is depoliticised KPK police?? where is change?? check news...

    "Farooq Malik, had claimed that his family was facing threats and that no lawyer in the area was willing to take the case since the suspect’s family was quite influential. He had subsequently requested the court to transfer the case to Peshawar. He further told the court the prime suspect’s family is very influential besides having powerful political links. Hence, in this situation, they were unable to secure justice in Kohat. “We are feeling insecure in the district, as we are unable to hire a local lawyer,”"

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1651974/1-asma-rani-murder-phc-transfers-case-peshawar/
     
  7. -blitzkrieg-

    -blitzkrieg- FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    993
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2015
    Ratings:
    +1 / 1,241 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Turkey
    a new workplace needs a building, labs, skilled people, SOPs there is a fight within bureaucracy to move your file. it takessome for that.there are things you wont even know about..how many labs does Punjab have in last 30 years? does it do justice with the large population it caters?

    If someone starts posting similar threads on PMLN believe me you wont find a spot to place your foot on the forum, its front page or the subsequent pages.You wont see anything else.
     
  8. AdeelFaheem

    AdeelFaheem FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    909
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Ratings:
    +1 / 701 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Agreed. Lots of lots of things building staff etc needed but many govt offices are working on rental places, hiring of staff and equipment took 4 years....
    I mean 4 years. Is it OK or normal??
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Vapnope

    Vapnope SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    2,149
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2015
    Ratings:
    +2 / 2,495 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    While the pure food ordinance was promulgated in 1960, Punjab pure food rules was only made effective in 2011 by PFA (Punjab Food Authority). The Pure food rules 2011 is derived from ISO standards and also from Codex Alimentarius (Internationally accepted for guidelines).
    Though Shehbaz Sharif is criticized for so many mess ups elsewhere, and rightly so, he should be credited for the first effective food authority in the country. Now all other provinces are going to take a lead from Punjab pure food rules 2011.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. Champion_Usmani

    Champion_Usmani SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    2,259
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2018
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,595 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Correct...and bro Accusation/Abuse is first sign of one's failure to answer valid questions/balanced argument, that one is devoid of Logic/knowledge, so had to take refuge behind abuse or accusations...Irony is the moment an individual becomes a cult follower of something, he/she turns into a mental slave.. slave with self imposed duty to defend the ills/wrong acts of his/her master at any cost, and when that happens balanced argument becomes a far cry... cuz sooner or later the slave will resort to violence whenever find him/her devoid of logic...
    These type of cult fans live in a fantasy world where everything regarding their master, the organisation, the cult they follow, is hunky dory... and whoever tries to bring them back to reality, they become enemy of such individual...
     
  11. Hareeb

    Hareeb FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,434
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2016
    Ratings:
    +1 / 1,982 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Prior to that, they were working with private labs, and now they got their own labs and buildings.
     
  12. Dastaan

    Dastaan FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,364
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Ratings:
    +0 / 917 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    At least now it's working (Only after 4 years),Still better than punjab Where after 9 years of shahbaz govt punjab food authority was active only in 5 major cities.
    26-4-2017
    Right now the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) operates only in the five major cities of Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, and Rawalpindi. With its new orders and powers, the body will be able to work in all of Punjab through the deputy and assistant commissioners.
    The proposal recommended enlarging its reach throughout the province immediately as a temporary settlement till the end of the year. By that time the authority hopes to have set up its offices all over the province.

    https://propakistani.pk/2017/04/26/punjab-food-authority-operate-across-whole-province/

    10 saal bad active ho k bhi kya kar liya...Is chotay Don ko kon rokay ga?
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    ab billa doodh ki hifazat karay ga.o_O
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018