Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, on the occasion of World Food Day, has inaugurated 5 new initiatives of providing quality food to the citizens

October 16, 2020

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, on the occasion of World Food Day, has inaugurated 5 new initiatives of providing quality food to the citizens. A ceremony organized by Punjab Food Authority was held in CM office in this regard, today. The Chief Minister inaugurated Motorway Squad and New Operational Team Bike Squad, provision of lactoscan machines, free milk testing and body cam surveillance system. The Chief Minister also inspected lactoscan machine, body cam, mobile milk testing laboratory and motorcycles of bike squad. He lauded the measures taken by Punjab Food Authority for ensuring the availability of quality food to the citizens. DG Punjab Food Authority Irfan Memon briefed the Chief Minister. Usman Buzdar said that Punjab government, on the occasion of World Food Day has taken initiatives for providing safe and quality food to the citizens. First time Motorway Squad has been constituted for inspecting the food points situated at Motorway at Sukkhke, Sial Mor, Bhera, Kallar Kahar and Chakri Rest Areas and will take legal action against those elements who involved in adulteration. He said that according to the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, modern lactoscan machines have been provided in 36 districts of the province for ensuring quality milk to the people. These machines have ability to check any kind of adulteration in milk. He further maintained that surveillance of food authority teams have been started with the help of modern body cameras. These cameras will help in live audio, video surveillance and location monitoring of the teams. In order to ensure adulteration-free quality food to the people, free milk testing has been started throughout the province. Now anyone can bring 20 ml milk sample along with CNIC and get immediate result. Food Authority Bike Squad has been set up in 36 districts of the Punjab for curbing adulteration mafia. This squad will check the quality of food from the food points established in congested bazaars and streets. He said that on this eve the government commits to utilize all out resources for providing safe, hygienic and quality food to the people as it is the top priority and responsibility of the government. He said that the drive against the adulteration mafia and those who are selling substandard food items will remain continue and no one will be allowed to play with human health. Provincial Minister Fayaz ul Hassan Chohan, Chief Secretary, Chairman Punjab Food Authority Umer Tanvir Butt, head of special monitoring unit, Secretary Information and concerned authorities were present on this occasion.