Peshawar, 27 January 2022 – The KP Food Safety and Halal Food Authority (KPFSHFA), Livestock and Dairy Development Department (LDD) and the Local Council Board (LCB) launched the Good Hygiene Practices (GHP) and the Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP) guidelines under the Project for Agri-food and Agro-industry Development (PAFAID). Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Government of Japan, PAFAID is being implemented by UNIDO in close coordination with the Government of Pakistan which aims at improved pilot applications of the compliance capacities and value addition practices in the cattle meat value chain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and apple value chain in Balochistan province.
These guides were developed in consultation with the relevant government departments and aim to support the adoption of best practices for food safety by meat value chain operators from farm to shelf. These actor-based guides cover a range of value chain actors along the meat value chain, including the GAHP for farmers, transporters and animal markets and GHP for abattoirs and butcher shops. The project has also launched the PAFAID E-learning platform to train the inspectors and extension officers from the three government departments. UNIDO will also facilitate the departments to roll out and implement these guides and checklists in a collaborative manner, and pilot them for future project activities.
The guides and the supplementary material are available in English and Urdu to promote easier adoption.