Ahamadabad to get country’s first Food Safety Hub soon: FSSAI CEO Mysuru

(UNI) The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has identified 12 cities across the country to set up certified clean street food Hubs and the country’s first Hub Food Safety Hub will be established in Ahamedabad soon, FSSAI CEO Pawan Kumar said today.
Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the Food Convention which began here, he said that the food served by these vendors would be safe for consumption owing to the use of foolproof methods for food safety, quality and hygiene.
In this connection the organisation was working with State agencies to put forward the agenda on food safety and hygiene in street food. The Municipalities will establish the infrastructure and then an audit will be done in the place to see if the guidelines have been met and then the Hubs will be open to the public, he added.
Mr Agarwal said FSSAI is also launching an ‘Eat Right Mela’ in New Delhi, which will be a platform for people to understand how safe is people’s food. Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi and his food habits will be highlighted in the Mela.
Expressing concern over the quality of food served to school children under the midday meal scheme, Mr Agarwal said FSSAI alone cannot oversee the quality and the government agencies and the school management should also take responsibility. The Food Safety Commissioner and officers have to periodically check the quality of food served to the children, he added.