World Food Safety Day 2024: Punjab Food Authority Seminar at Stars College, Hafizabad

On June 7, 2024, in celebration of World Food Safety Day, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) held an enlightening seminar at Stars College, Hafizabad. This year’s theme, “Expect the Unexpected,” highlighted the critical need for vigilance in food safety. With 40% of foodborne diseases affecting children under five, early hazard detection is crucial for a safe and healthy diet.

Key Points of the Seminar:
1. Introduction to Punjab Food Authority: Mission, vision, and goals.
2. Introduction to World Food Safety Day: Emphasizing the theme “Expect the Unexpected.”
3. Major Hazards: Biological, chemical, and physical hazards in food safety.
4. Importance of Food Safety: Short-term and long-term benefits.
5. Role of School Authorities in Food Safety.
6. Four Major Steps to Food Safety.
7. Food Labelling Practices.
8. Types of Food Poisoning: Signs, treatment, and prevention.
9. Practical Tools for Food Safety Practices.
10. Active Student Participation: Handwashing activity and Q&A session.

The purpose of this seminar was to raise awareness about World Food Safety Day among students, encouraging them to adopt food safety measures and a healthy diet. These practices will not only promote their physical growth and mental well-being but also improve academic performance.

The administration and the honorable principal of Stars College appreciated the efforts of the PFA and expressed their gratitude for this valuable collaboration. They also expressed the desire for more such events in the future, underscoring their commitment to the well-being of the students.

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