Food Testing Capacity Of Punjab Food Authority Lab To Be Enhanced

Food testing capacity of Punjab Food Authority Lab to be enhanced

Punjab Food Authority Director General Capt (retd) Muhammad Usman Tuesday directed Additional Director General (Technical) Dr Shahzaib Hasnain to submit a draft for expansion of Food Safety Laboratories within five days.

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :Punjab food Authority Director General Capt (retd) Muhammad Usman Tuesday directed Additional Director General (Technical) Dr Shahzaib Hasnain to submit a draft for expansion of Food Safety Laboratories within five days.

The DG visited Food Testing Laboratories at PFA Headquarters to review the progress of laboratories.

He directed the staff to follow the standard operations procedures before entering in Food Testing Laboratories.

He directed to cover the head, wear a face mask, gloves and shoe covers.

Further, he directed to take steps to decrease the time span for water sample testing and enhancing water testing capacity from 40 to 100 water samples per day.

Moreover, SOPs for collecting the samples from market shall also be reviewed and contamination free sampling will be ensured as per the international standards.

He directed the authority to complete the hiring of new staff and machinery as soon as possible.

He further directed to produce the ability to conduct laboratory tests of milk, oil, ghee, ketchup, spices and other essential commodities.

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