FSSAI launches Food Safety Mitra Scheme

सरकार ने खाद्य सुरक्षा मित्र योजना शुरू की

Points to Remember:

  • 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.
  • Addressing a gathering in New Delhi, he said, Eat Right India and Fit India Campaign can prove to be a big success with the right strategy and implementation. The Minister urged people to reduce ghee, salt and ghee in food.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Recently which new scheme has been introduced by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to engage motivated individuals with the food safety ecosystem at ground level? Food Safety Mitra (FSM)
  2. Consider the following statements about ‘Food Safety Mitra Scheme’ (FSM)

I- 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
II- This new scheme will open opportunities in the areas of online licensing and registration of food businesses, food safety training and hygiene auditing, mainly focused on small and medium scale food businesses.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Both

 

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