FSSAI marks another effort with ’Eat Right Mela’ and ’Walkathon’ events


The Mela was an opportunity for the people to engage in various activities related to food safety and hygiene

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has marked another effort on November 17 and November 18 with “Eat Right Mela” and “Walkathon” events respectively. Both these events were organized by observing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

This was an infotainment event organized by FSSAI to open doors for Food Business Operators, Hawkers, and Vendors to help them take a step towards educating themselves. This Mela was an opportunity for the people to engage in various activities related to food safety and hygiene.

The programme consisted of a list of activities right from writing a slogan, learning the home remedies to check adulterated food, nutritional and health benefits of food, dietary advice by experts, and Government initiatives and programme for the improvement of the FBO. Besides, FBOs, vendors, and hawkers were allowed to get themselves registered for FSSAI and access the licenses. 

Ashwin Bhadri, CEO, Equinox Labs, said, “Educating oneself is a great initiative to improve the knowledge. When it comes to food safety and hygiene, FSSAI took a great initiative with both these events. There are several rural areas, reaching out to them is not easy. On top of that, even if they wish to get themselves registered for the FSSAI license, it’s a task. To reach out to most people, educate them and give the FBOs, the right direction, those initiatives were taken.”

He further added, “Initiatives are always taken by FSSAI to educate FBOs. It’s a two-way interest that fulfils when both parties take equal pain to do something. Food being the basic necessity, FSSAI has always prioritized it and went out of the way to educate the FBOs and help them cater to the people with the right nutrition, hygiene food, and quality taste.”

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