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Projects with the World Bank

  • A project for providing Technical Assistance to FSSAI for comprehensive integration of nutrition with food safety in its mandate and initiatives has been approved by the World Bank in October 2017.
  • This will help in addressing issues in the areas of Nutrition, Food Fortification, High Fat Salt & Sugar (HFSS) and help create FSSAI as Centre of Excellence in food safety and nutrition domain.

 GFSP (Global Food Safety Partnership)

GFSP, established by the World Bank, is a unique public-private initiative dedicated to improve the safety of food in middle-income and developing countries. FSSAI entered into a partnership with GFSP for cooperation in the areas of food safety. Under this, GFSP conducted following specific training programs for FSSAI

  • First ToT (Training of trainers) was conducted on Pesticide Residues and Mycotoxins in foods in Singapore in Dec 2016.
  • Second such training on Veterinary Drug Residues was held in the University of Maryland, US in April 2017.
  • The Master Trainers from ToT’s are now providing training on these subjects in India and help create a pool of trained personnels.
  • GFSP’s Governing Council meeting was held in New Delhi in Feb 2017 which led to further strengthening of FSSAI’s collaborations with GFSP.
  • GFSP’s Regional Council meeting held in New Delhi during May 2017 was ahigh level dialogue on building trust and capacity building for safe food in Asia. It reviewed emerging challenges and opportunities for improving food safety management in South Asian region.
  • After the dialogue, the Delhi Declaration had been issued by GFSP which focuses on improving food safety in Asia through collaborations and explicitly covers the scope of works that may be taken up under the aegis of GFSP.
  • GFSP is also supporting FSSAI in setting up an International Training Centre in Mumbai.
  • Further, GFSP is also facilitating Study visit of FSSAI/Indian delegation to various countries.