EU hands over mobile food-testing lab to Balochistan.

QUETTA -- The European Union has handed over a mobile food-testing laboratory to the Balochistan Food Authority (BFA) to help it ensure food, especially the processed one, is free of contamination, accurately labelled and comply with relevant safety standards.

The lab was handed over to BFA by European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Riina Kionka, at a ceremony held in Quetta on Wednesday.

Equipped with a suite of testing technology, along with its crew of technicians, the lab will provide experts with scientific expertise on the spot to 'help support both consumer confidence but also public health', a press release said.

The mobile lab handing over was part of the EU-funded project Growth for Rural Advancement and Sustainable Progress (GRASP), implemented by the International Trade Centre. GRASP is working for poverty reduction and sustainable and inclusive growth through development of rural small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in select districts of Sindh...

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