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FSSAI Urges States to Intensify Food Surveillance and Sampling

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) CEO, G Kamala Vardhana Rao, has urged states to enhance their efforts in monitoring and ensuring compliance with food safety standards. Speaking at the 39th Meeting of the Central Advisory Committee (CAC), Rao encouraged states and union territories (UTs) to increase regular surveillance, inspections, and random sampling of food products to detect and prevent adulteration.

Meeting Highlights

During the meeting, attended by over 60 officials, including Commissioners of Food Safety (CFS), representatives from states/UTs, senior FSSAI officials, nodal ministries, and committee members, key discussions centered around doubling quarterly targets. States/UTs were directed to intensify efforts and ensure the testing of at least 10 milk samples daily to uphold food safety standards.

Focus on Compliance

The statement emphasized the need for rigorous monitoring to verify compliance with laid-down standards, reflecting a commitment to safeguarding public health. The FSSAI’s call for increased vigilance aims to strengthen the regulatory framework and ensure the safety and quality of food products available in the market. By encouraging proactive measures, the FSSAI aims to create a robust system that protects consumers from potential health risks associated with food adulteration.


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