Centre has directed the food safety commissioners of all the states to take strict action against those involved in food adulteration.
Talking to reporters at a function to commemorate World food day in New Delhi today, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey asked the concerned officials to remain vigilant against any kind of adulteration during this festive season. However, he also cautioned them not to unnecessarily harass sweet shop owners.
On the occasion, the Minister also launched a mobile app IFRA (Indian Food Recovery Alliance) to prevent food wastage. The app is created by Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) to manage surplus food recovery and stop food waste in the country.
It also creates a network of food recovery agencies and bring together donating bodies, beneficiaries and volunteers. Mr Choubey said, there is a need to raise awareness about the food loss and waste amongst citizens and bring about behavioral change to prevent food waste at home, school or at workplace.