Microbiological safety qualified as essential for food safety – Journal


HARIPUR: Microbiological safety is imperative to achieve the goal of food safety in the country, which is one of the major challenges facing developing countries.

These views were expressed by the Vice-Chancellor of the Swabi Women’s University, Professor Shahana Urooj Kazmi, during a seminar titled “Food Security Issues and the Role of Food Security in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Halal Food Authority”. The Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Haripur organized the event here on Saturday.

Professor Shahana Kazmi said only products that were properly processed and marketed and posed no microbiological, chemical or physical hazards could be declared as safe food for human consumption.

She said proper processing could help ensure maximum food safety and wholesomeness. She hailed the initiative to establish the first KP milk testing laboratory at Haripur University.

On this occasion, Prof. Abdul Sattar Shah, food safety expert, spoke about consumer concerns regarding food safety in the province, particularly adulteration of milk, spices and beverages, unhygienic processing of vegetables and meat as well as the marketing of fake brands.

He said it was the government’s responsibility to ensure food safety. Prof. Dr. Ayub Khan, Acting VC of Haripur University also spoke on the occasion.

OPPOSITE TRANSFER: Principals of public boys’ high schools and high schools here on Saturday expressed concern over the transfer of district education official Hafiz Nawaz Abbasi within two months of his posting and called on the chief minister to withdraw the order.

In this regard, the meeting of directors of the whole district was held here at the Government Higher Secondary School for Boys No. 2.

They praised Mr. Abbasi for the reforms he has introduced to address teacher issues and increase enrolment.

Posted in Dawn, April 3, 2022

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