About Eat Right Research Awards & Grant
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act, 2006 as a statutory body for laying down science-based standards for articles of food and for regulating manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution, sale and import of food so as to ensure the availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption. FSSAI has developed and shaped a modern food regulatory system for the country, including setting food standards, finalizing important regulations, scaling-up testing infrastructure, strengthening surveillance, building regulatory and enforcement capacity and resources. It has adopted many new directions that while in line with modern regulatory systems also address India’s unique food safety challenges.
To engage and collaborate in the domain of research and innovation in the food safety field as per the guidelines of section 16.3(e) of the FSS Act 2006, calls for FSSAI to have a wider collaboration with various academic and research institutions for coordination of activities, sharing of scientific data, information and experiences for effective decision making to enhance food safety. To build on and expand on the experience, FSSAI proposes to launch (a) Eat Right Research Awards and (b) Eat Right Research Institutional Award (c) Eat Right Research Grant
The overall objective of Eat Right Research Awards and Grant is to encourage and recognize high-quality research in the area of food safety and nutrition in India which can be adapted/ adopted by FSSAI to further strengthen its role in the country. Some of the key objectives are as follows:
- To promote/encourage research and innovation in the healthy and safe food domain with a view to update or upgrade food formulations and/or technologies (as per the standards defined); awareness and availability of more variants of safe and healthy food.
- Foster a culture of scientific thinking among students and research community.
Entries in three broad Eat Right India themes are invited:
|EAT SAFE||EAT HEALTHY||EAT SUSTAINABLE|
|The suggestive sub-themes (but not limited to) are as below :|
Research in food testing, food safety systems and practices and/or food delivery services covering the following:
Research in food processing, new product/ ingredient development/ quality; use of millets/bio fortified cereals, etc covering the following:
Research in following areas: