Visiting Pakistani ag leaders discuss research, trade
Sohail Yousaf, CEO of MDS Foods,
visits Food Services of America
in Spokane during the training.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University recently conducted training for food industry executives from Pakistan to share best practices, state-of-the-art research and practical innovations as well as to encourage imports of U.S. agricultural and food products. It was the latest exchange between the South Asian country and WSU in a relationship spanning more than 60 years.
Expanding trade opportunities
Training participants visit Hinrichs Trading Legacy
Company in Pullman, a family-owned firm that
processes, distributes and exports garbanzo beans.
“This connection with USDA-FAS, WSU and the different companies in Washington state can be a good link for us to expand our portfolio and bring more U.S. food and agricultural brands to our country,” said Sohail Yousaf, owner of Hardee’s Pakistan and CEO of MDS Foods Ltd. “We brought Hardee’s to Pakistan and are now enjoying brand recognition and market leadership.”