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Conference on Food Safety and Nutrition
Conference on Food Safety and Nutrition
Tuesday January 9, 2018 Image: FSSAI
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


January 9
10:00 am - 1:00 pm



The FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) is organizing the “First State Health Ministers Conference on Food Safety and Nutrition”. The Conference focuses on “Promoting Preventive Health through Convergence and Concrete Action” During the Conference, a report will be presented that is a result of the NL-WBG Food for All partnership.

You can download the report “The economics of food safety in India – a rapid assessment” (Wagenignen Economic Research and ILRI) here (PDF).

Time Programme
10:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks by Secretary, Health and Family Welfare
Brief introduction by Dutch ambassador/Dutch agricultural counsellor
Brief remarks by Country Director World Bank
10:50 Economic Cost of foodborne diseases in India by Researchers Wageningen UR/ILRI/WB
11:05 Presentation on Food Safety Index by CEO, FSSAI
11:15 Brief Remarks by State Health Ministers
11:50 Brief Remarks by Related Union Ministries
Brief Remarks by WHO Country Representative
12:10 Special Address by Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare
12:20 Presentation of Joint Resolution of the Conference, discussion and approval
12:30 Address by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare
12:50-13:00 Concluding Remarks and vote of thanks by Chairperson, FSSAI

Pre-conference Meetings – Five Tracks

On January 8, 2018, the Principal Secretary (Health), Food Safety Commissioners, Union Ministries / Agencies, Related Bureaus / Divisions of Health Ministry and Agencies under it, will participate in pre-conference meetings focusing on 5 tracks:

  1. Governance, Administration and Staffing, Training and Capacity Building
  2. Food Testing and Quality Assurance
  3. Surveillance, Enforcement and Training and Certification of food businesses
  4. Food Fortification and Nutrition
  5. Social, Behavioural Change and Consumer Awareness

Outcome: Develop Joint Action and drafting of Resolution


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