Food Safety Current Affairs - 2020

UNEP report: Changes in food systems mandatory to boost Climate Action and achieve NDCs

The United Nations Environment Programme recently released a report, “Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions for Food Systems”. According to the report, adding diet and food loss to climate change shall improve mitigation and adaptation contributions towards food systems by 25%. Highlights The report says that food loss has been ignored widely. The Sustainable Development Goals can Read More…

FSSAI: No sale of junk food within 50 metres of schools

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India recently announced that sale of junk and unhealthy food should be restricted within 50 metres schools and education institutions. Highlights The FSSAI has made the announcement to provide safe foods and balanced diet to children in schools. The foods referred to as HFSS (High in Fat, Salt Read More…

FSSAI Food Safety Index

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India recently launched food safety index of the year 2019-20. The states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have topped the ranking. Highlights The index was prepared based on five parameters as follows Food Testing Facilities Human Resource and Institutional Data Compliance Training Capacity building besides consumer empowerment. Read More…

June 7: World Food Safety Day

Every year, on June 7, the World Food Safety Day is celebrated. This World Food Safety Day being celebrated on June 7, 2020 is the second World Food Safety Day. Highlights The World Food Safety Day was launched by the United Nations in 2019. The day is celebrated to reinforce the call made by the Read More…

What is BHOG of FSSAI?

The Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Drug Administration recently asked the administrators of temples to obtain BHOG certificate from FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India). This was launched in 2018. What is BHOG? BHOG is Blissful Hygiene Offering to God. These are certificates issued by FSSAI. The BHOG certificates ensure quality of food Read More…