- Nandini Dasgupta
2022.01.05 (Vrindavan Today News): Maat Area of Mathura District has been allocated for the setting up fresh vegetable market. Around 15 shop owners have got registered under the ‘Eat right’ scheme and have been provided with health food safety certificates. This initiative aims at providing hygienic vegetables along with eradication of those added with hazardous artificial colors. The vegetables hawkers would be selling their goods beside the footways and also in the respective shops.
Food safety and hygiene is of utmost importance as it helps to safeguard the health of consumers from foodborne illnesses. Diseases like food poisoning occur when food becomes contaminated by bacteria, viruses and other germs. Therefore it’s imperative to follow certain safety norms for ensuring the wellbeing of the customer.
The vendors are being registered under the scheme after their medical checkup. They will also be provided with the right training in this field. Under the supervision of the government, the Khadya Vyavastha is engaged in making arrangements for this upcoming project. The vendors and shopkeepers are being informed about the importance of food safety and are trained for maintaining hygiene. Disinfection and cleanliness might be one of the major norms to be followed here.
Under Eat Right India scheme, two canteens have also been finalized by the Delhi Public School and KD medical college. The inspection has been done by the food department. The initiative aims at providing hygienic food to the people. Cleanliness would be maintained, considering the nutritional value of the food.
A safe and hygienic workplace will help to create a productive workforce, therefore creating a food safety and hygiene policy will ensure a better environment in the town.
In the preamble to the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is expected to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for the people in India. Therefore, FSSAI has embarked on a large-scale effort to transform the country’s food system in order to ensure safe, healthy and sustainable food for all Indians through the ‘Eat Right India’ movement.The tagline ‘Sahi Bhojan. Behtar Jeevan’, thus, forms the foundation of this movement.
Eat Right India adopts a judicious mix of regulatory, capacity building, collaborative and empowerment approaches to ensure that our food is good both for the people and the planet. Further, it builds on the collective action of all stakeholders – the government, food businesses, civil society organizations, experts and professionals, development agencies and citizens at large.