New Delhi, February 2016: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is planning to co-opt various institutions – Government, non-Government and educational – to address the problem of low awareness about food safety issues in the country.

The services of these organizations will be utilized to inform, educate and communicate with the public on matters relating to food safety, on behalf of the FSSAI.
The apex food regulatory body said this step is being taken in accordance with the recommendations of a committee of experts.

The FSSAI has been drawing flak for indifferent implementation of food safety standards, but maintains that it has to depend on State food authorities for this. Further, it says that it faces constraints regarding both manpower and skills.

The Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 mandates the FSSAI to set scientific standards for items of food, and to regulate manufacture, storage, sale, distribution and import of such items.

FSSAI has also asked for state level proposals to spread awareness about food safety.


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