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FSSAI launches new initiatives for food business operators, consumers, citizens

19,May, 2017
 

India’s food regulator, has launched a new website <foodsmart.fssai.gov.in> to make you a food smart consumer by providing a complete food safety guide.

New Delhi : The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), India’s food regulator, has launched a new website <foodsmart.fssai.gov.in> to make you a food smart consumer by providing a complete guide to food safety.

If you are worried about the safety of food that you buy and eat, if you want to know “which oil is good for my family” or know about safety of re-using oil, or about the health benefits of dietary fibre or all about the packaged food or whether your packaged water safe, just log into this website to get all authoritative answers.

Better to check here instead of trying to find answers from the Internet as all those having vested interests in their products may put there all sorts of false claims to mislead you.

An FSSAI official said the regulator is working with the street vendors, places of worship serving food and railway and institutional caterers to establish a “safe and nutritious food culture” as it wants to remove the impression of being “danda-wielding” bureaucratic authority.

FSSAI wants to make this website interactive and so it wants the consumer’s feedback, asking all to send queries, concerns, comments and complaints. Better download FSSAI’s Food Safety Connect App that will instantly empower you to raise a food grievance with the authority. You can check the website to get answers to any query you have or just read answers to many other queries regularly uploaded. The website was being developed for quite some time but it officially went online only on Tuesday.

On May 8, someone wanted to know safety of re-using oil and FSSAI warned that repeated frying causes change in the physicochemical, nutritional and sensory properties of the oil. On May 9, there was a query on health benefits of dietary fibre and FSSAI advice to eat more fibre found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.

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