PANAJI: Goa has bagged first place in the Food Safety Index (FSI) issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) among small states. This is the fourth consecutive year that Goa has bagged first place in the FSI.
FDA Goa Director Jyoti Sardesai received the award at the hands of Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
“A proud moment for the state of Goa as the state ranked first in Food Safety Index, among small states, for the fourth time in a row from FSSAI,” said Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.
Union Health Minister felicitated the winning State/UTS based on the ranking for the year 2021-22 for their impressive performance across parameters.
This year, among the larger states, Tamil Nadu was the top-ranking state, followed by Gujarat and Maharashtra. Among the smaller states, Goa stood first, followed by Manipur and Sikkim. Among UTs, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and Chandigarh secured first, second and third ranks.
Dr Mandaviya also felicitated states which showed significant improvement in the State Food Safety Index.