KP Food Safety Authority seizes dead buffaloes

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority (KPFSA) on Wednesday confiscated two dead buffaloes from a vehicle near the Dauranpur area of ​​Peshawar.

The defendants were arrested when the dead buffaloes were found in the vehicle transported to Charsadda from Peshawar. The dead cattle were dumped at the Peshawar Water and Sewerage Services (WSSP) dumping point.

Additionally, KPFSA claimed to have seized a dead cow in the Odigram area of ​​Lower Dir. The cow had been slaughtered after its death. The defendants involved in the incident have been arrested. A number of other measures have been taken in various regions of the province to ensure the supply of safe and wholesome food to the population. Several vehicles carrying food were inspected in Lower Kurram district.

During the inspection, a large quantity of unhealthy snacks was collected from a vehicle heading towards Sadda Bazaar from Bannu. The unsanitary objects were seized and the owner was fined. The team inspected various food outlets in Bannu district. During the inspection, general stores, wholesalers, bakers and other related stores were inspected. Notices of improvement have been sent to catering outlets.

The Food Safety Authority has held training sessions with food businesses in various districts across the province. Food handlers have been trained in standard operating procedures and principles of food, premises and personal hygiene.

Food Department Secretary Captain Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (R) Mushtaq Ahmed has ordered the Food Safety and Halal Authority to step up the crackdown on unhealthy drinks, substandard snacks and other junk food on school, college and university premises. He issued the orders while presiding over a KP Food Safety Authority performance review meeting.

The Director General of KP Food Safety and Halal Food Authority, Shahrukh Ali Khan briefed the Secretary on the measures taken to ensure quality food for the people. He said seven mobile food testing laboratories had already been established, adding that work was underway at a state-of-the-art laboratory in Peshawar.

The chief executive of the Food Safety Authority said the Authority was also working to set up training schools in the province, where food handlers would be trained in food, premises and personal hygiene. He said that in the first phase, three training schools will be established in Peshawar, Mardan and Abbottabad.

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