FSSAI introduces scheme of Food Safety Mitra (FSM)
On the occasion of 2019 World Food Day (WFD), the Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme, Eat Right Jacket and Eat Right Jhola. A FSM is an individual professional certified by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (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. The 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.