(The Gist of PIB) World Food Safety Day [JUNE-2019]

    (The Gist of PIB) World Food Safety Day [JUNE-2019]

World Food Safety Day

  • (d) Union Minister of Health launched various initiatives on the occasion of first-ever World Food Safety Day.

State Food Safety Index (SFSI):

  • (d) In an effort to motivate states to work towards ensuring safe food for citizens, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has developed the first State Food Safety Index (SFSI) to measure the performance of States on five parameters of food safety.
  • (d) The categories included Human Resources and Institutional Arrangements, Compliance, Food Testing- Infrastructure and Surveillance, Training and Capacity Building and Consumer Empowerment.

Raman 1.0:

  • (d) It is an hand-held battery operated device which performs rapid detection (in less than 1 minute) of economically driven adulteration in edible oils, fats and ghee.
  • (d) The equipment tests more than 250 samples per battery charge, collects and stores data on the cloud using a smart device.

Food Safety Magic Box:

  • (d) it is an innovative solution to take food safety to schools. This do-it-yourself food testing kit comprises a manual and equipment to check for food adulterants, which schoolchildren can use in their classroom laboratories.

Eat Right Awards:

  • (d) FSSAI has instituted the ‘Eat Right Awards’ to recognize the contribution of food companies and individuals to empower citizens to choose safe and healthy food options, which would help improve their health and well-being.

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