Pakistan’s food safety regulator kicks off campaign on food hygiene

PAKISTAN –  Pakistan’s food safety regulator, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority (KP FS&HFA), has decided to install Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material in schools, various hotels, restaurants, dairy shops and other food related businesses including public places in order to create awareness among people regarding hygiene and quality food. The KP FS&HFA Director General, Shahrukh Ali Khan while talking to APP said the main aim of the IEC material distribution among the target places was to sensitize the general public and food handlers related to provision…

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Kenya, Pakistan scrap trade barriers, set to sign MoU on products standards

KENYA/PAKISTAN – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Pakistan Standard Quality and Control Authority (PSQCA) are set to soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on matters of standards for products. This comes after the two countries, Kenya and Pakistan, announced the removal of the ‘Attestation Fee’ that was previously being charged by the Pakistan High Commission in Nairobi, culminating a long-standing tariff war that hurt trade between the two countries. Pakistan slapped the fee on Kenyan tea when it initiated taxation of Pakistan rice at 75 per cent…

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