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Kamala Rao chairs 42nd CAC meeting of FSSAI

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PAHALGAM: The 42nd meeting of the Central Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) was held here today.

The CAC meeting was virtually chaired by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), FSSAI, Kamala Vardhana Rao while the Executive Director of FSSAI, Inosha Sharma participated in the meeting from Pahalgam.

The meeting among others was also attended by CAC Members, special invitees from different ministries, members from consumer organisations, research bodies and the food industry.

During the meeting, detailed discussions on the enforcement of laws governing the implementation of prescribed rules of FSSAI were held. The meeting also deliberated on maintaining continuous surveillance on the street food, in order to prevent food adulteration and enhance food safety.

The CEO, during the meeting, reiterated that food and storage standards should be monitored constantly, adding that inspections of street food on a large scale must be ensured.

The CEO further remarked that the Central government is ready to provide food safety labs, infrastructure, technology and knowledge sharing required for conducting food safety tests and asked the officials to expedite the certification process for food sold in restaurants and fast food centres.

While talking during the sidelines of the meeting, the Executive Director, FSSAI highlighted that the meeting was held with an aim to discuss on improving food safety standards in the country and ensuring proper hygiene of food items throughout the country. She also stressed upon the participants for creating maximum awareness among the public regarding the FSSAI mark on all food packets.

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