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