FSSAI sets up lab network to test food for pathogens

Syllabus: GS-III; Subject: Current affairs, Topic: Schemes/Policies/Programmes, Issue: Lab Testing for finding pathogens.

Context:  FSSAI establishing 34 labs for pathogen testing.

Key points :

  • Aim:To tackle foodborne illnesses like diarrhoea and food poisoning.
  • Initiative targets enhanced food safety via targeted pathogen testing.
  • To address underreported food-related illnesses, safeguarding public health.

Prelims Connect(Institutions in news)

FSSAI(Food Safety and Standards Authority of India)

●  Statutory body established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS Act).

●  Under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

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