Harmonizing and adoption of food standards  as per the new standards notified by the PSQCA 

Reform ID  K114 
Ticker  Adoption of Harmonized Food Standards by PSQCA 
Reform Description  Before: Without the adoption of harmonized food standards the food processing businesses have to meet the varying compliance requirements of different provinces.  


After: Now the provinces have adopted the same harmonized food standards as introduced by PSQCA and a food processing business operating in one corner of the country can shelf its product anywhere in Pakistan.  


Sector  Food Processing   
Beneficiaries  All Food Processing Businesses  
Jurisdiction/ Location  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  
Department  KP Food Safety and Halal Food Authority 
Date of Implementation  03-11-2021 
Details  Difficulty  Without the harmonized food standards all food processors and manufacturers have to comply with the varying provincial food standards which resulted in added time and cost due to the compliance requirements. Besides, food manufacturers have to meet the different food testing criteria which was put in place by the provincial food regulatory authority.  
Analysis  It was felt that there is a dire need for adopting the harmonized food standards by all the provinces to facilitate the food manufacturers and also to ensure the provision of food products throughout the country.  
Solution  Accordingly, the provincial food authority was asked to adopt the harmonized food standards which were developed by PSQCA. Now, all of the provinces have adopted the same food standards and food processing businesses operating in one provinces can shelf their products throughout the country without incurring any additional food standards compliance cost.  
Evidence  https://business.gov.pk/harmonizing-and-adoption-of-food-standards-as-per-the-new-standards-notified-by-the-psqca/

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