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MOU SIGNED BY CSIR WITH FSSAI FOR CARRYING OUT JOINT RESEARCH ON FOOD AND NUTRITION.

MOU SIGNED BY CSIR WITH FSSAI FOR CARRYING OUT JOINT RESEARCH ON FOOD AND NUTRITION.

Context

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) &  Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to  carry out joint research on food and nutrition.

Details

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for carrying out joint research on food and nutrition.
  • It will help in creating a brighter future for India in the area of food and consumer safety solutions and collaborative research.
  • It will also help in strengthening the quality assurance of laboratory networks throughout India with the aim of development and validation of methods to give reliable reports on the quality and safety of food products.
  • The pact seeks to achieve the vision of the New Food System 2050.

About Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

  • It was established by the Government of India in 1942
  • It acts as an autonomous body.
  • It has emerged as the largest research and development organisation in India.

About Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

  • It is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.
  • It has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India.

About Nutrition

  • It is the science which  interprets the nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism.
  • It includes ingestion, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion.

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