PIB SUMMARY 

  1. Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)
  2. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)

Boao Forum for Asia
  • It is an international organization jointly initiated by 29 member states.
  • It holds its annual conference in Boao, Hainan on a regular basis.
  • It is Headquartered in China.
  • The first conference of BFA was held in, 2001in Boao, Hainan Province, China
  • Objectives -
    • To promote economic integration in Asia.
    • To pool positive energy for the development of Asia and the world.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA (FSSAI) - IAS gatewayy
  • It has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, which consolidates various acts and orders that have hitherto handled food-related issues.
  • It works as an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
  • Aims:
    • To establish a single reference point for all matters relating to food safety and standards.
    • To lay down science-based standards for articles of food.
    • To regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
  • FSSAI Initiative:
    • Heart Attack Rewind: First mass media campaign of FSSAI for eliminating trans fat in India by the year 2022.
    • FSSAI-CHIFSS: It is a collaboration between FSSAI and CII-HUL Initiative on Food Safety Sciences.
    • Swasth Bharat Yatra:  It is a Pan-India cycle movement called ‘Eat Right India' aimed to create consumer awareness about eating safe and nutritious food.

 

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