As part of its project to promote clean food, food safety regulator FSSAI will train about 20,000 street food vendors in the nation capital over the next four weeks. The decision to launch ‘Project Clean Strategy Food’ was announced at an event to connect with corporates, media specialists and food experts to promote food safety.
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda launched this Project ‘Clean Street Food’ in New Delhi on the successful completion of the training Food vendors will receive Smart Skill cum Registration cards. As per the FSSAI CEO Pawan Agarwal the country faces huge burden of food-borne diseases, the food safety can be ensured if all the citizen and businesses are involved in the process. He added the capacity building of food businesses and advocacy with citizens is central to the working of the food regulator.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
The FSSAI is led by a non-executive Chairperson, appointed by the Central Government from amongst the persons of eminence in the field of food science or from amongst the persons from the administration who have been associated with the subject and is either holding or has held the position of not below the rank of Secretary to the Government of India. Mr. Ashish Bahuguna is the current Chairperson.
- The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an agency of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.
- The FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.
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- Who is the Chairman of The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)?
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Source – The Hindu