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Food Safety Mitra scheme launched on the World Food Day

On the occasion of World Food Day, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan launched Food Safety Mitra Scheme, Eat Right Jacket and Eat Right Jhola.
Eat Right India and Fit India Campaign can prove to be a big success with the right strategy and implementation.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has introduced scheme of Food Safety Mitra (FSM) through which it plans to engage motivated individuals with the food safety ecosystem at ground level. FSSAI has said that the scheme will lead to improved ease of doing business

A FSM is an individual professional certified by FSSAI who assists in compliances related to FSS Act, Rules & Regulations with three avatars- Digital Mitra, Trainer Mitra and Hygiene Mitra depending upon their respective roles and responsibilities. During the event, the Minister also launched Eat Right Jhola which is a reusable, washable and bio-degradable bag. FSM opens a new dimension to food safety administration by augmenting government capacity and providing services to food businesses, particularly small and medium food businesses in the area of registration and licensing, training and hygiene rating.

Eat Right Smart Jacket has been introduced to giving an identity to FSSAI staff to ensure transparent inspection.

It's embedded with an RFID tag and QR code. It is linked to software to capture entry of inspection staff into premise for monitoring.
Published date : 17 Oct 2019 03:35PM

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