Based on the study “Assessment and Analysis of Certification Requirements in Selected Export Sectors of Pakistan”, TRTA-II Programme in collaboration with Pakistan Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), conducted the “Certified Trainings of Consultants and Responsible Personnel of Enterprises of Selected Sectors” programme. Bureau Veritas Certifications (BVC) was awarded the contract to conduct these training courses during a period of three months, from January – March, 2016.
The expression of interest was advertised in the daily newspaper on November 17, 2015 and a wide number of applications were received. The candidates were shortlisted on the basis of qualification, experience, organization and relevancy to the training course in the current job.
Overall 10 courses had been selected while the training course on FSSC 22000 LA had to be conducted twice, as IRCA permits only 10 number of participants per session. Around 170 personnel were trained collectively in these courses.
The training course on “Traceability” was conducted on 17th to18th February, 2016 in Lahore & seventeen shortlisted candidates participated in this course. The opening remarks were given by Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (Vice Chancellor, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS)).
Under EU law, “traceability” means the ability to track any food, feed, food producing animal or substance that will be used for consumption, through all stages of production, processing and distribution.
At the end of this course the participants took an exam from Bureau Veritas Certifications (BVC) and received certificates of attendance. The participants who qualify the exam will be awarded certificates of achievement.