Food Safety Standards – FSSAI, food fortification, etc.

[pib] Network for Scientific Co-operation for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (NetSCoFAN)PIB

Note4Students

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : NetSCoFAN

Mains level : Not Much


Union Health Minister has launched NetSCoFAN, a network of research & academic institutions working in the area of food & nutrition.

NetSCoFAN

  • The NetSCoFAN would comprise of eight groups of institutions working in different areas viz. biological, chemical, nutrition & labelling, food of animal origin, food of plant origin, water & beverages, food testing, and safer & sustainable packaging.
  • FSSAI has identified eight Nodal Institutions who would develop a ‘Ready Reckoner’ that will have inventory of all research work, experts and institutions and would carry out and facilitate research, survey and related activities.
  • It would identify research gaps in respective areas and collect, collate and develop database on food safety issues for risk assessment activities.
  • The need for identify research gaps in respective areas and collect, collate and develop database on food safety issues for risk assessment activities, will be addressed by NetSCoFAN.
  • The NetSCoFAN directory would be covering detailed information of various heads/Directors and lead scientists of lead and associated partnering institutions.

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