PESHAWAR: 2138 oven inspections and registrations have been conducted across the province by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority (KPFSA).
34 oven seals have been shut down so far due to uncertainty of cleanliness and violation of food safety standards.
2250kg of hazardous health flour has also been discarded. Along with that, millions of fines have been imposed on glucose consumption in Bangladesh.
Newspaper on which to wrap the bread has been banned for sale and plastic utensils is set to be used instead of stainless steel in the oven.
The staff’s personal cleanliness in the oven is unsatisfactory. Consumption of non-fortified flour that lacks nutrients is quite high while seventy-eight percent of oven food safety standards are not up to date.
SOPs are made for the oven but are not being properly adhered to. 180 oven operatives have been trained so far.
Additionally, the glucose consumption in bread has been strictly prohibited, which has caused concerns for diabetes patients. Health reforms have been declared ineffective in Pakhtunkhwa’s ovens.
The report further says that ovens should be trained by the food authority. Communications distance between food authority and association for non-leadership of the Nanbai Association has also been mentioned in the report.