Sindh Food Authority Act, 2017 was passed last year but yet no website, Facebook Page, Twitter, Phone Number or help desk have been established.
On Monday Sindh government appointed Amjad Laghari as the additional secretary in the food department and announced that the department will start working within a year. People appreciated the establishment of a separate authority for food quality.
Sindh Food Authority will be responsible to ensure quality of food which also includes 523 merchandise items. Items that will fall under quality check by Sindh Food Authority also includes:
- Dairy products
- Bakery Products
- Cooking Oil
- Beef & Mutton
Explaining the scope of the authority Senior Minister Nisar Khuhro said that soon checking of restaurants, marts, mega stores, bakeries, meat shops and food manufacturing plants will start to ensure hygienic products are being served.
Currently Sindh Food Authority will start working from provincial capital Karachi but in the second phase the authority will expand its scope to other cities of Sindh.
Nisar Khuhro said that soon the staff for the authority will be sent for training so that they will be able to fulfill their duty actively.