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State Food Safety Index 2022

State Food Safety Index 2022- Relevance for UPSC Exam

State Food Safety Index: State Food Safety Index 2022 aims to ensure food safety for citizens. The food safety index will come under GS Paper 2- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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State Food Safety Index 2022

  • Recently, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare released Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)’s 4th State Food Safety Index (SFSI) to measure the performance of States across five parameters of food safety.
  • State Food Safety Index 2022 was launched in an effort to galvanize States/UTs to work towards ensuring safe food for citizens.

 

What is State Food Safety Index?

  • About: The State Food Safety Index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model that provides an objective framework for evaluating food safety across all States/UTs.
    • The first State Food Safety Index for the year 2018-19 was announced on the first-ever World Food Safety Day on 7th June 2019.
  • Publishing Authority: FSSAI has developed State Food Safety Index to measure the performance of states on various parameters of Food Safety.
  • Key Objective: State Food Safety Index aims to galvanize States to work towards ensuring safe food for citizens.
  • Parameters used for State Food Safety Ranking: State Food Safety Index is based on the performance of State/Union Territory (UT) on the following five significant parameters-
    • Human Resources and Institutional Data,
    • Compliance,
    • Food Testing – Infrastructure and Surveillance,
    • Training & Capacity Building and
    • Consumer Empowerment.

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Key Finding of State Food Safety Index 2022

  • Best Performing States among Large States: Tamil Nadu topped the 4th State Food Safety Index this year, followed by Gujarat and Maharashtra this year.
  • Best Performing States among Small States: Goa stood first, followed by Manipur and Sikkim in the State Food Safety Index 2022.
  • Best Performing UTs: Among the Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Chandigarh secured first, second and third ranks in the State Food Security Ranking 2022.
  • Various other Initiatives of FSSAI were launched during 4th State Food Security Index Including-
    • ‘Eat Right Research Awards and Grants – Phase II’,
    • Eat Right Creativity Challenge – Phase III,
    • A school-level competition, and
    • Logo for AyurvedaAahar

 

Key Points about FSSAI

  • About: FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
  • Parent Ministry: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous statutory body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • Associated Legislation: FSSAI has been established in 2011 under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
  • Mandate: FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.

Global Report on Food Crisis 2022

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