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UVAS arranges seminar on “Safety and Quality Assessment of Loose Milk in Pakistan”

LAHORE (15-12-22): The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore arranged seminar on “Safety and Quality Assessment of Loose Milk in Pakistan” here at Local Hotel of Lahore on Thursday.

Minister for Livestock & Dairy Development Department Punjab Sardar Shahab-ud-Din Khan Sehar presided over the seminar while UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor University of Education (UE) Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Vice Chancellor University of Home Economics Prof. Dr. Kanwal Ameen, Director General Punjab Food Authority Mudassir Riaz Malik, Chairman Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) Dr Sanaullah Iqbal and a number of professionals from dairy industry, faculty members and students from UVAS were present.

While addressing the audience of the conference, Minister Livestock said that Livestock sector is the backbone of our national economy and Livestock department is working hard and has significantly worked on the low productivity and poor genetics of cattle. He said livestock department diligently focused on breed improvement, healthier animals, eradicating challenges associated with the animal health and strengthening the knowledge and practices of our professionals. He said Punjab government is fully committed to help improve the existing situation of livestock sector. He congratulated UVAS Vice-Chancellor and his team for the vital role in successful conducting the research study on safety and quality assessment of loose milk supply in Pakistan. He said food safety is the most important challenge that is not only creating health challenges but also badly affecting on the business. He also acknowledged the role of Punjab Food Authority for struggling to ensure food safety in Punjab.

Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad said that UVAS is providing wide ranging diagnostic, testing & extension, consultancy & advisory services to the farmers, community members and industry stakeholders. UVAS also offer different degree programmes related to food safety and quality to strengthen food control system and also building trade capacity process in Pakistan. He mentioned that research project data will provide scientific background and understanding for sound policy decision.

Earlier Dr Azmat ullah gave detail presentation on key findings of the research project “Safety and Quality Assessment of Loose Milk in Pakistan” while Dr Sanaullah Iqbal presented the vote of thanks.