Ahead of the G-20 event of Global Food Regulators Summit, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday unveiled the logo of the summit. The summit is being held in the capital city for the first time by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under the aegis of the health ministry on 20th and 21st July, 2023.
“This is the first time the summit is being held outside Rome, Italy. The Global Food Regulators Summit will focus on the crucial aspect of food safety, which needs as much attention as food security”, Mr Mandaviya said, adding that the summit will serve as a platform for food regulators from over 40 countries to collaborate and work together.
The event will also see participation of representatives from 30 international organisations and 25 international research institutes/universities. The Union Minister further expressed his confidence that through collective efforts, the summit would lead to the harmonization of global food safety standards, improved regulatory frameworks, and the provision of safe and high-quality food for consumers worldwide.
Calling the Global Food Regulators Summit as both important and relevant, Prof. S P Singh Baghel, MoS (Health) said, “This summit aligns with the theme of India’s G20 Presidency- One Earth, One Family, One Future. Indian tradition has always been about Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, and this summit is a step in that direction”.
The Summit is expected to witness active participation from various stakeholders representing a wide range of countries, international organizations, and national entities. Food regulators from G20 member countries will attend the summit, demonstrating their commitment to enhancing food safety systems and regulatory frameworks. Renowned international organizations, as well as several food research institutes such as the World Health Organization (WHO), CODEX, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) (Germany), the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (USA), Health Canada, the Australian Institute of Food Safety and Technology, etc., will contribute their expertise and perspectives to the discussions.
Additionally, the Summit will witness the launch of a Common Digital Dashboard—a unified IT portal providing comprehensive information on standards, regulations, notifications, advisories, guidelines, contamination limits, and the latest developments by Food Regulators in India.