Dr. Mandaviya unveils 5th State Food Safety Index
Kerala has been announced as the top-performing state in the fifth State Food Safety Index by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, according to an official statement. Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya Unveiled the fifth State Food Safety Index.
Dr. Mandaviya unveils 5th State Food Safety Index: Key Points
- The ranking analyses six different aspects of food safety to assess the performance of Indian states and union territories, and Kerala topped the list among larger states, followed by Punjab and Tamil Nadu.
- Goa came out on top among smaller states, while Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, and Chandigarh ranked first, second, and third, respectively, among the union territories.
- Kerala’s Chief Minister and Health Minister both lauded the achievement, which was credited to a range of initiatives, including awareness programmes, school projects, and village-level schemes.
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya, who announced the index on World Food Safety Day, said that over the next three years, FSSAI would train 2.5 million food business operators to ensure that food quality standards are met across the country, while also establishing 100 Food Streets meeting quality benchmarks for safety, hygiene, and nutrition.