FSSAI joins hands with Yes Bank to preserve India’s food heritage


In a bid to spread the Indian food domestically and globally, the food regulatory body of India, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has joined hands with Yes Bank to preserve and promote rich Indian food heritage. By this move, the food regulator has also promised to create an archive of Indian food recipes and parallely organize various food festival.


FSSAI is also considering recognising and promoting famous food streets across the country provided they conform to certain food safety and hygiene norms, its CEO Pawan Agarwal told reporters here.


FSSAI, along with Yes Bank’s Yes Global Institute, held a conference with various stakeholders, including government bodies, industry, celebrity chefs, food historians, columnists and bloggers.


“Local Indian food is among the best and most diverse in the world and there is a real need to promote and savour our rich culinary heritage, irrespective of any physical boundaries,” Agarwal said.


Preeti Sinha of Yes Global Institute said it is working on projects to promote Indian culture and now the focus would also be on preserving the country’s rich culinary heritage.


FSSAI wants to create a systematic framework for preservation and promotion of India’s culinary heritage and food culture.


“We are developing a repository of Indian food cuisine. 200 recipes have been added so far in the repository,” he said, adding that a dedicated online portal ’FOODCAST’ will be designed to disseminate these recipes and also guide people on which food to eat and when.


Agarwal said the plan is to create hubs and recognise famous food streets, besides organising national food festivals and trails.

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