UFS launches food safety workshops

LAHORE (PR): Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) has launched 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.

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 channelling 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.

UMT applauded for promoting business edu

LAHORE (PR): former Governor State Bank of Pakistan Dr Ishrat Hussain has appreciated Rector UMT Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad for his contributions to promoting business education in Pakistan; paving way for linkages to be set up between industry and academia, cultivating public-private partnership and importing international standards in business and management education being imparted in Pakistani institutions of higher education.

He was addressing the Deans and Directors Conference 2015 on the theme of Building Bridges and Fostering Collaborations in Business Education’ in Pakistan. Dr Ishrat Hussain said that Rector UMT Dr Murad’s efforts to propping up business education in the country were matchless; institutions such as IBA and UMT are producing the leaders of tomorrow.

The Conference was organized jointly by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC). It was also attended by Chairman HEC Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, renowned business tycoons, deans, directors and heads of departments, faculty members and other stakeholders.

Oppo brand events

LAHORE (PR): The leading global phone brand OPPO, known for its iconic design and innovative technology, proves to be an expert in marketing as well as in product development.

From April 3, OPPO commenced a series of brand events of the Hollywood blockbuster “Fast & Furious 7” in nearly ten countries and regions including Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, UAE and Egypt. This is the second time that OPPO collaborates with Hollywood, following its partnership with “Transformers4 - Age of Extinction”.

As a representative of top-notch Hollywood action movie “Fast & Furious 7” is one of the most anticipated blockbusters in 2015 for fans around the world. The film’s trailer, full of adrenaline-pumping and hormone-stirring speeding scenes, anticipates a visual experience, as swift as OPPO VOOC Flash Charge – faster than ever.

First introduced with OPPO Find 7 in the first half of 2014, OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charge is undoubtedly the industry’s fastest charging technology, which puts out a massive current of 5 amp and charges an OPPO phone’s battery to 75% in only 30 minutes, easily solving the battery power problem faced by smartphone users.Besides a more satisfying rapid charging experience, the latest VOOC Flash Charge features five layers of protection in hardware structure and is recognized in several countries as “the safest mobile charging technology in the world”.

Dawlance launches insect,  mosquito repellent series

KARACHI (PR): Dawlance, Pakistan’s number one home appliances brand, has launched refrigerators and air conditioners that are designed to repel insects and mosquitoes, respectively. The appliances are part of the brand’s Health Zone Plus line of products that are specifically designed to cater to health-conscious consumers.

The launch event at a local hotel featured a mini-play, whereby insects and mosquitoes staged a dharna to mark their protest against appliances that would impact their lives. The Health Zone Plus appliances offer additional features compared to the existing Health Zone products that Dawlance initially introduced in 2010.

Hasan Jameel, General Manager of Marketing at Dawlance, said, “Insects and mosquitoes pose numerous health risks for people as they carry potentially fatal diseases such as dengue and malaria. Thus we are happy to be able to provide solutions to customers who can use our appliances as another mode of protection from bugs and to lead a healthier lifestyle in general.”

The air conditioners are equipped with a special chemical-free mosquito repellent technology, are odour-free and require no special maintenance.

Sahrish Rehan, Category Head for Air conditioners, Dawlance, said “Health Zone Plus ACs’ mosquito repellent technology ensures a peaceful night’s sleep for people so that in turn they can manage their active lifestyle.”

The series of refrigerators’ state-of-the-art features are unique and designed to complement a healthy lifestyle. The insect-repellant yet chemical-free technology repels bugs near the refrigerator without impacting humans in order to protect the environment from germs spread by insects.

An additional feature is the built-in “Health Light” that prevents multiplication of bacteria which keeps food, especially vegetable and fruits, to stay fresh for longer periods. These refrigerators are available in glass door exterior in three different colors. The interior of the refrigerators have glass shelves that are able to hold up to 100 kg weight.

Ali Wahid, Category Head for Refrigerators, Dawlance said, “H-Zone Plus refrigerators enable the modern home makers to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and provide the same for their families. Dawlance aims to empower its consumers by coming up with new technologies keeping in mind their lifestyle changes and the H-Zone Plus refrigerator is another example of the company’s innovative mindset.”

Warid sponsors Khalis Food Market

LAHORE (PR): Warid sponsored the Spring Market, held by the famous Khalis Food Market at a local club the other day. As a socially responsible corporation, Warid has previously supported these events by the Khalis Food Market in order to promote a healthy lifestyle through organic food.

Warid, a staunch supporter of health related issues, is one of the key partners for this event which has gained popularity in Lahore due to the exceptional quality of food offered. Last month’s market at Royal Palm was attended by hundreds of people.

The Khalis Food Market, which offers home-grown fresh, organic, locally sourced items for urban dwellers, promotes health and wellbeing. The event this month promises stalls with organic produce, hormone-free dairy products and healthy grains among many other items.

Rizwan, the CEO of Khalis Food Market commented “Warid has been a very generous and supportive partner in the past and has continued to improve their relationship with us, sponsoring the Spring Market” adding “We hope to continue our work together, fighting for the promotion of healthy food and a positive lifestyle.”

Lifebuoy’s Adopted Village

LAHORE (PR): In recognition of Lifebuoy’s efforts towards uplifting community health, the Royal Society for Public Health, represented by Claire McDonald visited Rahim Charan, a village adopted by Lifebuoy under its Help a Child Reach 5 program. Lifebuoy has become the first soap brand to receive the Royal Society for Public Health’s (RSPH) newest accreditation status for campaigns. Rahim Charan is a village located in Thatta district of Sindh. Lifebuoy has partnered with JHIPEGO to address the high incidence of child mortality in the area.

As part of this program, Lifebuoy has established a neo-natal program which includes a community midwife clinic to address maternal and child health and school programs to educate children on the importance of handwashing, in addition to making clean water accessible through the installation of water pumps. Claire Mcdonald from the RSPH visited Rahim Charan to inaugurate the Lifebuoy and JHIPEGO community midwife clinic along with the water pumps installed at schools.