Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Current Affairs - 2020

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…

June 9: World Accreditation Day

Every year, the World Accreditation Day is celebrated on June 9. The initiative of celebrating the day was launched by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). This year the day was celebrated under theme Theme: Accreditation, Improving Food Safety India In India, the day was celebrated by the Quality 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 1: World Milk Day

Every year World Milk Day is celebrated on June 1 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The day is celebrated to bring awareness and attention to the activities associated with the diary sector. Highlights June 1 was chosen to be celebrated as World Milk Day by the FAO in 2001. The Read More…

GoI launches Suraksha Store Initiative

The Department of Consumer Affairs operating under Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution launched Suraksha Store Initiative. It aims at health and safety of the citizens during lockdown. Highlights The Department of Consumer Affairs has joined hands with a Tech Start Up Safejob and Seekify to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Read More…