Food Safety standards today are critically important whilst India is poised to attain a new level of growth over the next three to five years. It is also gearing up to strengthen its norms to serve the consumer market better.
The report brings forward perspective from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the nodal agency for ensuring the food safety and mitigating food risk, takes a collaborative approach which rests on three key pillars - Responsible Regulatory System, Responsible Food Businesses and Responsible Citizens.
The report showcases the scientific and nutrition focused approach while harmonizing the Indian standards with global standards, technology driven approach to improve easy of licensing and trade. The report also highlights the capacity building efforts undertaken to enable manufacturers adopt good manufacturing practices and initiatives and campaigns undertaken to educate and sensitize the consumer on nutritional and food safety issues. The report attempts to consolidate the principles followed by FSSAI in creating a healthy and nutritional food processing ecosystem in India. The report also provides information on the food fortification strategy promoted by FSSAI through its Food Fortification Resource Centre to address widespread malnutrition across the country. It was released at the World Food India 2017 held from 3 - 5 November at New Delhi.