The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) released a
pilot “Safe Food and Tasty Food” project. The project will take place
in Delhi and the capital region of India in over 2,000 eating
The pilot project is intended to
improve voluntary participation of food establishments of Delhi and the
capital region of India to enhance the overall hygienic conditions of
the eating establishments.
The project is
part of the region’s intention to start implementing the laws and
regulations of the 2006 FSS Act. The effort is also a part of India’s
effort to improve food safety for the Commonwealth Games, which will be
held in Delhi in October 2010.
intends to localize the regulation of food safety by engaging trade
organizations, schools, colleges, and institutions to improve the food
establishments in their areas.
The local organizations will be expected to identify and keep track of the food establishments operating in their area.
Quality Council of India (QCI) will be the resource agency for quality
certification and training for the project. The QCI will use accredited
certification bodies to audit and rate food establishments.
to the proposal, the food establishments would be rated for food safety
based on their level of implementation and compliance to certain
requirements of the FSSAI program. The rating levels of food
establishments would be Platinum, Silver, and Bronze under the project.