(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.
(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
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