4th Food Safety Index Report of States of India

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)‟s 4th State Food Safety Index (SFSI) was released on the occasion of World Food Safety Day (June 7).

It seeks to measure the performance of States across 5 parameters of food safety

Five parameters are:

1.    Human Resources and Institutional Data

2.    Compliance

3.    Food Testing Facility

4.    Training and Capacity Building

5.    Consumer Empowerment



The 4th State Food Safety Index was released for measuring the performance of States on five parameters of food safety.

In the index, Tamil Nadu secured first rank, in the category of large states.

In the category of small states, Goa has been ranked first followed by Manipur and Sikkim.

Among UTs, Jammu & Kashmir has been ranked first, followed by Delhi and Chandigarh.



FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). It is an autonomous body, working under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It was established in accordance with the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. It is headed by non-executive person, who is appointed by Central Government. It aims to promote and protect public health by means of various regulations and supervisions of food safety. Shri Rajesh Bhushan is the current Chairperson of FSSAI.

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