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FSSAI on front foot to tackle food safety officer scarcity

20,September, 2016

Nearly 50 percent of the states are understaffed and the food samples that are collected annually for analysis are also well below estimates reports Shweta Kothari of CNBC-TV18.

There is an acute shortage of food safety officers in the country which has prompted the national food regulator FSSAI to send a call to various states in the country.

Nearly 50 percent of the states are understaffed and the food samples that are collected annually for analysis are also well below estimates reports Shweta Kothari of CNBC-TV18.

The food regulator has told CNBC-TV18 that it is in discussion with states to fill these vacant posts and did say that the inspections are below optimum level currently in the country.

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