3rd State Food Safety Index released by FSSAI

In an effort to galvanize States to work towards ensuring safe food for citizens, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has declared the 03rd State Food Safety Index (SFSI) to measure the performance of States across five parameters of food safety. The Hon’ble Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare felicitated nine leading States/UTs based on the ranking for the year 2020-21 for their impressive performance. This year, among the larger states, Gujarat was the top-ranking state, followed by Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Among the smaller states, Goa stood first followed by Meghalaya and Manipur. Among UTs, Jammu & Kashmir, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and New Delhi secured top ranks.