NetSCoFAN (Network for Scientific Co-operation for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition)

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News: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched NetSCoFAN (Network for Scientific Co-operation for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition)

Facts:

About NetSCoFAN

  • It is a network of research & academic institutions working in the area of food & nutrition
  • It would comprise of eight groups of institutions working in different areas. These areas are:

o   biological,

o   chemical,

o   nutrition & labelling,

o   food of animal origin,

o   food of plant origin,

o   water & beverages,

o   food testing, and

o   Safer & sustainable packaging.

  • Function: To identify research gaps in respective areas and collect, collate and develop database on food safety issues for risk assessment activities.