“The Eat Right Movement” aims to empower the citizens by improving their health and wellbeing. Led by the FSSAI, it is a collective effort, to nudge the citizens towards making right food and dietary choices.
It is a platform to provide credible information to help make informed and healthful eating choices. It is built on two broad pillars – “Eat Healthy and “Eat Safe”.
Eat Right Movement:
The movement aims to cut down salt/sugar and oil consumption by 30% in three years.
It is built on two broad pillars of ‘Eat Healthy’ and ‘Eat Safe’.
It also aims to engage and enable citizens to improve their health and well-being by making the right food choices.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments.
It was created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale, and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India is the Administrative Ministry for the implementation of FSSAI.
The Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) are appointed by Government of India. The Chairperson is in the rank of Secretary to Government of India.
Food Safety and Standards (Labeling and Display) Regulations 2018:
The proposed regulations will prescribe the labeling requirements of pre-packaged foods and display of essential information on premises where food is manufactured, processed, served and stored.
The draft Regulation also states that HFSS (high in fat, sugar or salt) food products shall not be advertised to children in any form.
It also introduces the labeling of genetically modified (GM) food.