Unilever celebrates World Health Day

Unilever Food Solutions to launch Food Safety Workshops for Chefs and Restaurant managers across Pakistan

LAHORE:Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) haslaunched a series of Food Safety workshops aimed at raising the standard of food handling practices. The announcement was made during World Health Day celebrations, the theme of which is food safety in 2015. UFS is organizing these workshops for the benefit of Chefs and restaurant managers across Pakistan.

The UFS Food Safety workshops, to be held across all major cities, will focus on hygienic food handling and safe storage of food items whilst ensuring a safe food preparation environment and proper management and storage of equipment. These workshops will impart learning as per global best practices as a means of managing food safety risks inside the kitchen for the restaurant network that UFS works with.

Prof Dr Masood Sadiq Butt, Director General, National Institute of Food Science & Technology, highlighted, “Unsafe food creates a vicious cycle of disease and malnutrition that affects millions of people across the world and also has a socio-economic impact. Unilever Food Solutions’ efforts to increase food safety awareness are commendable and necessary for Pakistan. It is also important for regulators, academia and industry to work together to create an enabling environment for the benefit of Pakistan’s people.”

Nusrat Parveen, Country Head, Unilever Food Solutions Pakistan, added, “At Unilever, the health and well-being of our consumers is our utmost concern. We have taken this initiative to work with our restaurant partners to create the necessary awareness to pre-empt food safety hazard outbreaks in Pakistan. As part of these workshops, we will be channeling our global expertise as a means of raising food safety standards across the country."

Unilever Food Solution’s Food Safety Workshops are targeted at chef and restaurant managers and in the first phase will reach 1000 participants across Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

About Unilever Pakistan

Unilever Pakistan is a subsidiary of Unilever Plc, which operates in over 100 countries. Established in Pakistan in 1948, the Pakistan business is amongst the country’s largest consumer goods companies. Unilever is one of Pakistan largest taxpayers, and contributed a total of PKR 24.4 billion to Pakistan’s exchequer in 2013 alone.

Unilever’s brands such as Lux, Lifebuoy, Lipton, Sunsilk, Surf Excel and Wall’s are known for their consistently high quality & value and are trusted & consumed daily by millions of people across Pakistan. Unilever’s brands strive to create a better future every day for consumers across Pakistan.

Lifebuoy reaches out to thousands of children through its hand washing campaign, raising standards of hygiene; Lux promotes film, fashion and music through the iconic Lux Style Awards; Sunsilk partners PFDC in the fashion weeks and Blue Band supports nutrition.

As one of Pakistan’s most preferred employers, Unilever directly employs over 2000 people across the country, and indirectly contributes to the employment of many thousands through its nationwide sales and distribution network.

Unilever’s ambition is to double its business whilst reducing its environmental footprint and enhancing its positive social impact. It is engaged in a number of initiatives to enhance livelihoods, save water, energy, carbon emissions and to cut waste and promote recycling. For more information: www.unilever.pk

Hussain Ali Talib

Unilever Pakistan Limited
Avari Plaza
Fatimah Jinnah Road
Karachi 75530

T: +92-21-3 566 0062 (ext 2270)


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