Introduction / Background
Nutrition Division is one of the five Divisions of National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad under M o NHSR &C.
It is working as WHO Focal Point for Food Safety, Federal Public Analyst Lab for Food Quality and Reference Lab for Fortified Wheat Analysis.
It was merged with National Health Labs (Now NIH) in 1971.
Initially it was working as Directorate of Nutrition Survey and Research –Karachi.
To help government in reducing malnutrition and burden of foodborne illnesses through provision of lab based, applied research and nutrition education services to strengthen the provision of safe and pure/quality food.
To curb the menace of food adulteration by ensuring safety and quality of food by providing our quality services to Public, Private and other variety of clients like DHO/Food Department ICT, CDA Islamabad, DFC/DI AJK, PIA, CSD, POF Wah, OGDCL, Utility Store Corporation, Customs, Manufacturers, NGOs & Domestic Clients etc.
Sections of the Division
The Division is comprised of the following Sections/Laboratories. At present 34 staff members are working in Nutrition Division including 17 technical personnel.
Functions / Facilities of the Division
Nutrition Division – NIH is working on the basis of authoritative functions provided through NIH Ordinance No. XL III of 1980
Development of Food Standards
Instructions for Clients
|Water samples for Chemical Analysis||01 Liter from running tap in clean & washed bottle from same water source|
|Water samples for Microbiological Analysis||100 ml from running tap in sterilized/autoclaved/disposable container|
|Food/Water samples for Chemical/Contaminants Analysis||250 gm (250 ml) in a closed clean container|
|Food/Water Packed/Sealed/Branded samples for Chemical/Microbiological Analysis||Each packing separate for each sort of analysis as per above mentioned quantity with a mandatory letterhead request|
|Milk sample for Chemical/Adulterants Analysis||250 ml un boiled sample in a clean container|
|Timings: Monday - Friday|
|09:30 Hrs – 4:30 Hrs||09:00 Hrs – 5:00 Hrs||01:00 Hrs – 02:00 Hrs|
|+9251 9255116, +9251 55079.||[email protected]|