Agreement to enhance halal food testing

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By Staff Reporter

KARACHI: International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) University of Karachi has signed a mutual agreement with the SANHA Halal Associates Pakistan Limited to enhance the scope of Halaal food testing services all over the country. An official of ICCBS said that both the institutions mutually agreed to develop a linkage for the joint working on the testing and Research and Development (R&D) activities at Halaal Testing Laboratory (HTL) at the ICCBS. Director ICCBS Prof. Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary and CEO SANHA Halal Associates Pakistan Mufti Yousuf Abdul Razzaq signed the agreement on behalf of their institutions at a ceremony. Prof. Dr Muhammad Iqbal Bhanger, Dr Syed Ghulam Musharraf, Dr Kamran Azim, Dr Shakeel Ahmed and Mufti Arif Ali Shah were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Iqbal Choudhary said that the prime objective of this agreement is to work in collaboration for bringing science, technology and Shariah close to each other with regard to the analysis of non-Halaal ingredient in food and non-food items. He said that the aim of this agreement is to establish collaboration in Halal affairs including accreditation, quality system implementation for halal products and services performing under responsibilities of each institute. Public awareness programs, seminars will also be organized jointly on related issues, he added.

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