Safe & Nutritious Food at Home

Launch of the Safe and Nutritious Food at Home (SNF@Home) Initiative

  • Building a Healthy and Happy India

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India celebrated the launch of their Safe and Nutritious Food at Home (SNF@Home) initiative on 11 th March 2017 organised jointly by the Central Government Employees Resident's Welfare Association (RWA) at New Moti Bagh Club, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The event also brought together the amicable support from Divisional Commissioner, Delhi along with industry associations and other RWAs.

The SNF@Home initiative is about promoting food safety, hygiene and good nutrition in every Indian household. As a part of this initiative, FSSAI organised a training program for domestic workers in association with the NGO Prayas and RWA New Moti Bagh, under the aegis of the PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana,Skill India. The key elements of the training program included basic knowledge around better housekeeping, cooking skills and techniques, food safety and hygiene, emergency and security conditions in the kitchen along with general courtesies/etiquette to be followed at the Indian households.

Further, the FSSAI has published the "Pink Book", a guide to safe and nutritious food at home. This is a comprehensive and easy-to- follow handbook on food safety, hygiene and nutrition while buying, storing, preparing, serving, eating and packing food as well as maintaining hygiene and sanitation in the kitchen. It contains valuable tips, information and best practices for every Indian household. The In addition, the FSSAI has also published a manual on tests for common food adulterants at home-the DART Book (Detect Adulterants by Rapid Tests). Both books were distributed to the residents of New Moti Bagh Club.

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