LAHORE   -    In order to raise awareness regarding food safety, Nestlé Paki­stan in collaboration with Pakistan Council of Scien­tific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) and Punjab Univer­sity celebrated World Food Safety Day along this year’s theme ‘safe food, better health’. Shoaib Khan Jadoon, DG Punjab Food Authority (PFA), said, “PFA lays great emphasis on food safety, and we continuously work with the industry to pro­mote the culture of food safety, by preventing adul­teration and ensuring high nutrient quality in every possible way.” Dr. Quratulain Syed, D.G Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Re­search (PCSIR), said, “Food standards help to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in trade. Science based food standards are the founda­tion of food safety.” Sam­reen Sahar, Head of Quality, Nestle Pakistan, while ad­dressing the participants, said, “Safe food is the key towards a healthy life. The actions taken today to en­sure safe food for a healthy tomorrow will lay down the foundation of a healthy fu­ture.” Highlighting, Nestlé’s purpose, she said, “Our pur­pose is to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come, when we achieve this, we become a force for good.” Dr Shinawar Waseem, Chair­man Department of Food Science, shared that the world food safety day helps us to prevent and detect the diseases caused by unsafe food. He emphasised that food safety is the shared responsibility. The event brought to light the impor­tance of food safety regula­tion and implementation in Pakistan for the health of consumers and featured speaker sessions by Dr Tan­veer Ibrahim, Chief Nutri­tionist at National Institute of Health (NIH), Dr. Imran Pasha D.G National Institute of Food Science and Tech­nology (NIFSAT), Zuzzer Ali Shamsuddin Chairman Na­tional Standard Committee (NSC) PSQCA, among others.