Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare presided over an event to celebrate ‘World Food Day’ on 16 October. The event was organized by FSSAI. This year’s theme is Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.
Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a number of books/guidelines on the occasion:
• The Food Safety and Hygiene Guidelines for Safe Reopening of School Canteen/Mess- document that highlights the best practices to be followed in the ‘New normal of COVID-19’ by all the stakeholders. It also includes tips on personal and environmental hygiene and common myths with their clarifications.
• The ‘Do you Eat Right?’ book which will help in translating the technical concepts on food and nutrition and Eat Right initiatives into simple conventional style for the general public.
• The ‘Orange Book’ for Eat Right Campus that will serve as a resource guide to implement the mandatory food safety and hygiene requirements in campus canteens, ensure provision of healthy and environmentally sustainable food and build awareness among the individuals in workplaces, colleges, universities, institutions, hospitals etc. across the country.
• Daily Recommendations and Food Fortification- A handbook for States launched by FSSAI that will provide answers to the prime concerns around food fortification to State government officials. It will further elaborate the difference in the average consumption of micronutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, iron, folic acid and Vitamin B12 in a regular diet when compared with inclusion of fortified staples in everyday meals.