With a mission to provide safe and hygienic food for all, CII along with its national partners – Cargill, VOICE and NASVI has jointly launched a national campaign, Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan (SKA). The idea is to engage all stakeholders to catalyse sensitisation and capacity building on food safety among consumers, street food vendors and the industry to deliver safe food of global standards and boost domestic trade and export.
The objectives of SKA will be to enhance consumer awareness on food safety aspects like labels, storage conditions and related hygienic practices. Towards this, widespread awareness would be strengthened among street food vendors, schools and colleges.
Food service providers including railways, food storage locations, midday meal schemes, street food vendors and mass caterings would be sensitised on how to produce and serve safe food.
Countrywide, best practices sharing summits, workshops, training programs, short term professional courses with partners of international repute and food safety award programs for the industry and street food vendors would be organised to enhance capacity building on food safety benchmarks.
In phase one, the target is to adopt 100 food streets across the country, build awareness on food safety among 10000 consumers and build capacity on good hygiene and manufacturing practices by training employees of 300 SMEs towards food safety.
CII is organising food safety advocacy and capacity building programs across Delhi, North East, Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow, Jamshedpur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Siliguri and others.
The industry programs will aim at upgrading supply chain participants across the food industry to international standards of food safety.