Infrastructure regarding Food Safety in States

Infrastructure regarding Food Safety in States

Infrastructure regarding Food Safety in States – Today Current Affairs

The FSSAI has released the Fourth State Food Safety Index recently.

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What is the State Food Safety Index?

  • FSSAI has developed the State Food Safety Index to measure the performance of states on various parameters of Food Safety.
  • It was first started in 2018-19 with the aim of creating a competitive and positive change in India’s food safety ecosystem.
  • This index is based on performance of State/ UT on five significant parameters
    • Human Resources and Institutional Data
    • Compliance
    • Food Testing – Infrastructure and Surveillance
    • Training & Capacity Building
    • Consumer Empowerment

What about the recent index? The Hindu Analysis

  • In the 4th index, Tamil Nadu topped the list among larger states, followed by Gujarat and Maharashtra.
  • Among smaller states, Goa was the winner, followed by Manipur and Sikkim.
  • Jammu and Kashmir emerged top among Union Territories, followed by Delhi and Chandigarh.

How can the States’ index be improved? The Hindu Analysis

  • Support of the Centre– States need the support of the Central government in developing food laboratory infrastructure and enhancing manpower.
  • Assistance– Liberal assistance should be provided to the States and Union Territories as far as laboratory infrastructure and improvement of manpower are concerned.
  • Role of private sector– The private sector should come forward in a big way to have staff trained at their cost to improve productivity.
  • Use of ICT– The participation of information technology majors with the help of non-governmental organisations can be utilised in getting surplus food distributed to the needy.

What are some of the important initiatives for food safety in India? The Hindu Analysis

  • Eat Right India Movement– to transform the country’s food system in order to ensure safe, healthy and sustainable food for all Indians.
  • Eat Right Station Certification– awarded by FSSAI to railway stations that set benchmarks (as per the FSS Act, 2006) in providing safe and wholesome food to passengers.
  • The Eat Right Research Awards and Grants– for high quality research in the area of food safety and nutrition in India.
  • PAN-India survey– for identifying the presence of industrially produced trans fatty acid content in the selected foods has been released.


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Plutus IAS Daily Current Affairs Hindi med 6th July

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