FSSAI Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: India ranks first in Organic Farming

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare recently announced that India ranks first in Organic Farming. Also, India ranks ninth in terms of areas under Organic Farming. Highlights Sikkim was the first state in the world to become completely organic. The other states that have similar targets include Uttarakhand and Tripura. Measures by India to 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…

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…

IIFPT to manufacture and supply nutrient-rich food

The Indian Institute of Food Processing Industry (IIFPT) operating under Ministry of Food Processing Industry has been manufacturing nutrient rich food for COVID-19 patients. Highlights The institute is supplying bread loves that are enriched with moringa leaves. It has also produced whey protein that constitutes 9.8% of protein and 8.1% of fiber. Also, immunity boosters Read More…

CSIR produces Protein Enriched Biscuits for COVID-19 patients

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR-CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute) has made protein rich biscuits for COVID-19 patients. The biscuits have been sent to the COVID-19 patients in AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science). Highlights The CFTRI has so far supplied 500 kg of protein-rich biscuits. Also, another 500 kg of Read More…