Swat News: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Authority Assistant Director Murad Ali Khan and District Food Controller Swat Jawad Ali along with their team jointly inspected food items in different bazaars in Mingora. The raid as taken to check and ensure the official prices of food items during the holy month of Ramadan in Swat.
Talking to swat news on this occasion, the assistant director Murad Ali and district food controller Jawad Ali said that they have taken action against those who violate government tariffs or supply of substandard items.
Strict action will be taken during the inspection period Apart from imposing fines on several shopkeepers for violating the law, legal action was also taken against Ramadan stalls in and around Mingora Bazaar.
The KP food authority deputy director Asad Qasim said on the occasion that during the holy month of Ramadan, This type of unlawful profiteering will not be tolerated.
They also pointed out that there are special instructions of DG KP Food Authority in this regard and our officers are performing their duties diligently in this regard.
What is Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Authority?
The KP Food Safety & Halal Food Authority (FS&HFA) is established under the “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety & Halal Food Authority Act 2014” to ensure the availability of safe and healthy food for human consumption. The KP Food Authority issues licenses to food operators under the three categories of food.
KP FS&HF has three types of laboratories i.e. scientific laboratory, appellate laboratory, and medical laboratory. They also have on the spot food testing facilities that apply to production units, food outlets, and commercial kitchens.
KP Food Safety & Halal Food Authority also provides training programs in food safety and standards. The training schools provide food safety training to food business operators. The core of the training is food safety standards, SOPs for food production, and health & hygiene standards. They also award certificates to businesses who successfully complete their training programs.