Food safety: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

FoSCoS: FSSAI to launch Food Safety Compliance platform

Published: October 19, 2020

On October 19, 2020, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India announced that Food Safety Compliance System called FoSCoS is to become operational from November 1, 2020. Currently, FosCoS is operational in nine states and union territories such as Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Gujarat, Manipur, Goa, Puducherry and Ladakh. From November 1, 2020, FSSAI ..

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GoI to revamp Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Published: October 2, 2020

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has framed a Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill introduces 70 amendments in the FSSAI act, 2006. It intends to revamp the functioning and jurisdiction of the FSSAI. Key Features The amendment will give more powers to FSSAI. The jurisdiction of FSSAI is to be ..

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FSSAI Food Safety Index

Published: June 10, 2020

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India recently launched food safety index of the year 2019-20. The states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have topped the ranking. Highlights The index was prepared based on five parameters as follows Food Testing Facilities Human Resource and Institutional Data Compliance Training Capacity building besides consumer empowerment. ..

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June 7: World Food Safety Day

Published: June 6, 2020

Every year, on June 7, the World Food Safety Day is celebrated. This World Food Safety Day being celebrated on June 7, 2020 is the second World Food Safety Day. Highlights The World Food Safety Day was launched by the United Nations in 2019. The day is celebrated to reinforce the call made by the ..

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What is BHOG of FSSAI?

Published: March 5, 2020

The Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Drug Administration recently asked the administrators of temples to obtain BHOG certificate from FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India). This was launched in 2018. What is BHOG? BHOG is Blissful Hygiene Offering to God. These are certificates issued by FSSAI. The BHOG certificates ensure quality of food ..

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