|Harsh Vardhan launches Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme for scaling up ‘Eat Right India’ movement|
Harsh Vardhan launches Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme for scaling up ‘Eat Right India’ movement
On 16th Oct. the occasion of World Food Day, The theme for this day was ‘Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World’. To mark the occasion, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan also launched the ‘Food Safety Mitra (FSM)’ scheme, along with the ‘Eat Right Jacket’, and ‘Eat Right Jhola’ to strengthen food safety administration and scale up the ‘Eat Right India’ movement.
The initiative is aimed at scaling up the government's 'Eat Right India' movement.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has introduced scheme of Food Safety Mitra (FSM) through which it plans to engage motivated individuals with food safety ecosystem at ground level.
A FSM is an individual professional certified by FSSAI who assists in compliances related to FSS Act, Rules & Regulations with three avatars- Digital Mitra, Trainer Mitra and Hygiene Mitra depending upon their respective roles and responsibilities.
During the event, the Minister also launched Eat Right Jhola which is a reusable, washable and bio-degradable bag.
The 'Eat Right Jacket' launched will be used by the field staff. This jacket has a smart design to hold tech devices such as tablets/smartphone, a QR code and RFID tag for identification and tracking.
FSSAI has partnered with the Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC) under the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship to launch a training course for domestic workers and homemakers across the country.
In the first phase, one lakh domestic workers and homemakers will be trained through training partners of DWSSC in association with RWAs. This would be scaled up in due course.