PepsiCo food safety internship programme concludes

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Staff Reporter

Lahore—PepsiCo Pakistan concluded its Food Safety Internship Program 2016 targeting the brightest students from Pakistan’s key business and agriculture universities. The programme has been launched in collaboration with the United States-Pakistan Women Council.
The intensive six-month program featured 50 promising interns with 60 per cent of female participants who were provided hands-on experience and a host of enabling opportunities through a robust range of tailor made learning activities. Apart from comprehensive orientation sessions, food safety workshops, case studies and trainings on PepsiCo values, Hilal Risk Management & Integrated pest management, the program also featured various challenging team projects.
On the occasion of closing ceremony, Jahanzeb Khan, Vice President & General Manager, PepsiCo Pakistan remarked, “we truly believe that with the right education, trainings and exposure for food technology and food safety students the development of a robust food safety culture across the industry is inevitable. The latter will for sure benefit both the industry and the aspiring food experts,” added Jahanzeb Khan.
While addressing the event, Khurram Shah, Head of Corporate affairs, PepsiCo Pakistan and the project lead further said that PepsiCo is striving to provide new learning opportunities and capacity building for the talented youth of the country through various initiatives. The impact of the aforementioned internship program is not confined to the participating students only.