Gujarat, Goa, Chandigarh lead India’s food safety index

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News: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released the second State Food Safety Index.

Facts:

  • The index was released on the occasion of World Food Safety Day with the theme “Food Safety is everyone’s business”.
  • It ranks states on five parameters of food safety: a) human resources and institutional data b) compliance c) food testing facility d) training and capacity building and e) consumer empowerment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Larger States: Gujarat was ranked first followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
  • Smaller States: Goa came first followed by Manipur and Meghalaya
  • Union Territories: Chandigarh was ranked first followed by Delhi and Andaman Islands.