|Adoption of Harmonized Food Standards Introduced by PSQCA|
|Reform Description||Before: The food processing businesses operating in one jurisdiction had to comply varying compliance requirements in order to operate in different jurisdictions across Pakistan.
After: Punjab has adopted the harmonized food standards as introduced by PSQCA and a food processing business operating in Punjab now can expand the business operations anywhere in Pakistan without varying compliance requirements.
|BeneficiariesAutomotive Owners||All Food Processing Businesses|
|Department||Punjab Food Authority|
|Date of Implementation||30-11-2021|
|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 must 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 Punjab Food Authority has adopted the harmonized food standards which were notified by PSQCA.|
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