Recently Union Health Minister has launched NetSCoFAN (Network for Scientific Co-operation for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition) a network of research & academic institutions Working in the area of food & nutrition
- The NetSCoFAN would comprise of eight groups of institutions working in different areas viz. biological, chemical, nutrition &labeling, food of animal origin, food of plant origin, water & beverages, food testing, and safer & sustainable packaging.
- FSSAI has identified eight Nodal Institutions who would develop a ‘Ready Reckoner’ that will have the inventory of all research work, experts and institutions and would carry out and facilitate research, survey and related activities.
- It would identify research gaps in respective areas and collect, collate and develop databases on food safety issues for risk assessment activities.