Union Health Minister releases 3rd State Food Safety Index

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Union Health Minister releases 3rd State Food Safety Index

  • The index aims to galvanize States to work towards ensuring safe food for citizens and measure the performance of States across 5 parameters of food safety.
  • Union Minister felicitated 9 leading States/UTs based on the ranking for the year 2020-21 for their impressive performance.
  • He also flagged off 19 Mobile Food Testing Vans to supplement the food safety ecosystem taking the total number of such mobile testing vans to 109.


  • FSSAI has developed State Food Safety Index to measure the performance of states on various parameters of Food Safety.
  • This index is based on performance of State/ UT on five significant parameters:
  1. Human Resources and Institutional Data,
  2. Compliance
  3. Food Testing – Infrastructure and Surveillance
  4. Training & Capacity Building
  5. Consumer Empowerment.
  • The Index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model that provides an objective framework for evaluating food safety across all States/UTs.