FSSAI plans to Set Up Leftover Food Bank







Food regulator FSSAI has proposed to create a network of food banking partners so that the leftover food from large parties and weddings can be collected and distributed to the hungry. A notification has been drafted by it to create a separate category of food business operators (FBOs) licensed to deal only with leftover food.

CEO of FSSAI Mr Agarwal said that “We are looking at partnering with NGOs or organisations that collect, store and distribute surplus food to ensure they maintain certain hygiene and health standards when handling food.” and added that “All food, whether it is paid for or distributed free, must meet the country’s food safety and hygiene standards.”

With this initiative a helpline network will be set up where organisations can call for collection of leftover food but reaching individuals who want to directly donate food will take time.

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