International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 2, PART D
A review on food safety in India with focus on food catering organizations in India
Author(s): Poonam Yadav
Food safety and quality problems have become most frequent in India and other countries. Studies have indicated that with increasing awareness consumer today demand safe food. Food Safety and Standard Act is one law ensuring that all the food provided to consumer is safe. Food catering industries need to adhere to food safety standards to ensure safe food to consumers. The studies in pat have indicated the presence of harmful chemicals and pathogens in the various food items especially street food. However, there is a striking paucity of reliable data in quality evaluation and food safety researches in catering organization are very few in India. More research needs to be done in catering organizations to get a clear picture about food safety in these organizations. With growing international trade, food safety has emerged as an important global issue in this new millennium. The solution they call for is high food quality and integrity, safety guarantees and transparency. Governments are imposing new legislation; retailers are making new demands on their supply chains. Food supply chains are reacting by implementing systems to improve their product quality in an attempt not only to guarantee the safety of the products, but also to raise the consumer community’s awareness of their efforts. Such efforts are performed at the level of either an individual company or a complete supply chain network. Food safety (FS), therefore, is currently considered to be an important issue for all stakeholders in the area of food production as well as governments in setting new legislation regarding food safety. The World Health Organization (WHO) was also asked “to give greater emphasis on food safety… with the goal of developing suitable, integrated food safety systems for the reduction in health risk along the entire food chain, from primary producer to the consumer”.
How to cite this article:
Poonam Yadav. A review on food safety in India with focus on food catering organizations in India. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(2):211-215.