Quality assurance: Mobile food testing labs to be established

A mobile lab is already operating in Karachi


APP November 29, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) plans to introduce mobile testing laboratories (MTLs) in different cities to improve monitoring mechanism through enhanced market surveillance and surprise visits.

A mobile lab is already operating in Karachi, while similar laboratories would also be introduced in other major cities to achieve better results and improve efficiency.

Sources at the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) on Tuesday said restructuring PSQCA has been proposed in National Quality Policy (NQP) to meet best international practices.

The National Quality Policy summary is presently under consideration of cabinet for approval.

The sources said PSQCA, an organisation under the administrative control of MoST, is mandated to formulate standards and monitor quality of products falling under the compulsory certification mark scheme.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 30th, 2016.

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