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13 March 2016

Pune

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Food Safety is a major global concern amongst consumers. Globally, Governments and other stakeholders are intensifying efforts to improve Food Security, Food Safety and Quality. FSSAI -Food Safety and Standards Authority of India under the Ministry of Health has put in place the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, Rules and Regulations 2011 for not only Food Products but for Production processes including petty Food Business Operators. CII, for more than 10 years, has been advocating 'Food Safety and Quality for All' through Capacity Building and Shared Responsibility among all Stakeholders to eventually make India a Safe Food Destination.

 

Continuing the efforts to sensitize Indian population, a mass scale drive, like the “Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan” is proposed as one of the Missions to be championed under the umbrella of a much larger mission “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” launched by the Honb'le Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. 

 

Objective of the Walkathon

 

The objective of this Initiative is to Create countrywide awareness on the subject of “Safe and hygienic Food for All" and

 

  • Trigger Nationwide Actions on Safe and Hygienic Food for all to make India a Safe Food Destination
  • Make India a safe Food Destination
  • Disseminate knowledge on the importance of Food Safety and Quality amongst institutions and general consumers.
  • Enhance Consumer demand for Safe and Quality Food by promoting widespread national Awareness on Food Safety and Quality.
  • Trigger nationwide actions among all Food Business Operators including Petty Food Business Operators, Street Food Vendors and Consumers.
  • Deliberate on a roadmap for Up-gradation of Skills and Knowledge on Food Safety with follow up Workshops, Training Programs, Short Term Professional Courses with Knowledge Bodies of international repute, Award Programs and others
  • Government departments working for the common interest like Ministry of Food Processing Industry (MoFPI), Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and others.
  • Industry dealing with food directly or indirectly like Indian & MNC Corporate Houses, SME in Food Business, Food Business Service Providers, etc.

 

Target Participants

 

  • Industry
  • Institutes and Associations
  • Government and Regulatory Bodies
  • Local Authorities
  • Industrial Canteens
  • Base Kitchens
  • Midday Meal Organisers
  • NGOs
  • Colleges & Schools
  • Street Food Vendors
  • General Consumers
  • Laboratories