World Food Day

Published on October 17, 2019
Current context: The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a various initiative on the World Food Day which was observed on 16th October.
World Food Day 
  • The initiatives include Food Safety Mitra Scheme, Eat Right Jacket and Eat Right Jhola.
  • Food Safety Mitra Scheme (FSM): The scheme is introduced by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) with the aim to engage motivated individuals with the food safety ecosystem at ground level.
  • A FSM is an individual professional (Digital Mitra, Trainer Mitra and Hygiene Mitra), certified by FSSAI, who will assist in compliances related to FSS Act, Rules & Regulations.
  • Eat Right Smart Jacket: is to give an identity to FSSAI staff with a software embedded with a RFID tag, to capture entry of inspection staff into premise for monitoring.
  • ‘Eat Right Jhola’: is a reusable cloth bag to replace plastic bags for grocery shopping in various retail chains.
  • World Food Day is observed to dedicate and commit people around the world to eradicate global hunger.


Q.1 The World Food Day is observed on?
a. 21st November
b. 16th October
c. 25th August
d. 20th September

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