CONSUMER CONVERSATION SERIES
Venue : Gulmohar Hall, Habitat World(Entrance via Gate 3),Vardhaman Marg,
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi-110003
Date : 22nd June 2017, Thursday
Timings : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Entry : Free
The food that we eat is it really safe? On any given day we are probably consuming chemicals and bacteria and other harmful for our body. Food safety is important for public health as foodborne diseases affects hundreds of people in India every day especially children. Food safety does not involve only maintenance of hygiene while cooking. Food safety starts right from the farm till it reaches our plates. It involves various stages - correct farming practices, use of pesticides, transportation, storage, retail and then finally our homes or restaurants. With new technologies emerging every day and climate change and other factors maintaining food safety has become challenge.
In India, FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) play a significant role in forming and implementing food safety measures. Consumers too must ensure that the food safety standards are met while cleaning and handling different food products. Consumer awareness on this is much needed as different food article has different set standards for safety. The food industry must conduct quality checks from time to time and remove hazardous materials and take strict action if any norms are flouted.
Realising the importance of food safety and the need to create awareness across all sections, Consumer Voice will conduct a Consumer Conversation series on Food Safety on the 22nd of June, 2017 at Gulmohar Hall on Food Safety.
1. Shri Kumar Anil, Advisor (Standards), FSSAI
2. Ms. Indrani Ghose, Strategic Advisor - Food Safety & Quality, CII
3. Mr Kajal Debnath, Head - Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Mother Dairy