KU diploma program to produce food safety experts

March 19, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Department of Food Science & Technology in the University of Karachi has started a one-year post-graduate diploma in Food Safety and Controls, aimed at to produce food safety experts.

Department of Food Science & Technology Chairman, Prof. Abid Hasnain, said this diploma course is being conducted under the trade-related technical assistance which is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNIDO, called TRTA-II program. The program has been accredited by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, U.K.

This program will be highly beneficial for those who are already serving food industries or are interested in food exports. The PGD-Food Safety and controls are very comprehensive and curriculum will be more effective in producing technically sound and academically qualified staff managing the exports, which will strengthen the trade capacity of Pakistan, create employment, protect consumers by improving the safety status of foods, facilitate Pakistan’s capacity to integrate into global trade and hence improve the economy.