The experience zone is walkthrough of India's food system. Conceptualised to spread awareness about FSSAI's work across stakeholders, the experience zone gives you a first-hand look at the initiatives and campaigns by the regulator that are transforming the food and nutrition landscape in the country. Through engaging and interactive exhibits, the visitor will experience the complexity of the food value chain, see the systems and processes in place and appreciate how FSSAI is nurturing partnerships between the regulator, food businesses and citizens. The contemporary 360-degree experience zone uses state of the art digital media, virtual reality and visual imagery to highlight how three key stakeholders, the regulator, the food businesses and the citizens, play their distinct roles, yet merge to form a complete, virtuous circle of trust. The experience zone empowers visitors to Eat Right, Eat safe and Eat healthy.
Because a picture is worth a 1000 words
The role of FSSAI begins right after harvest, as primary food produce moves through the value chain from a warehouse to manufacturing and processing unit to retail and catering and finally our homes. FSSAI is required to inspire trust across the supply chain, assuring everyone safe and nutritious food. The FSSAI Lens tells the story of scope and scale of FSSAI's mandate through pictures strung together that brings to life the 'big picture' that inspires trust, assures safe and nutritious food.
With a single goal, we touch lives of people in different ways
As the country's food regulator, FSSAI not only provides a transparent and predictable regulatory regime for 'ease of doing business', but is also committed to ensure 'ease of life' for all citizens. We do this in a variety of ways from setting standards to credible food testing; from compliance to capacity building; from creating awareness to nudging behavioural change. Flip the logo units to read more about how FSSAI plays these multiple roles in different ways and all aligned to achieve one goal of assuring safe and nutritious food for all.
The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step
The fascinating story of where it started and where we are today is best viewed through important milestones. Enactment of Food and Safety Standards Act in 2006 was a significant milestone in this journey, when the focus shifted from merely prevention of adulteration to a more holistic concept of ensuring food safety across the supply chain from farm to plate. From nine separate regulations spread across Ministries, to the vision of 'One Nation, One Food Law' finally becoming a reality, it has been a long and fulfilling journey.
Connecting the dots with presence in all parts of the country
FSSAI works with the Commissioners of Food Safety in all States and UTs and their field officers in all districts and towns, notified food labs and custom offices at all ports of entry for control of all food that is imported. FSSAI has its own regional offices, import offices at important ports and two food labs. Thus, FSSAI has a nationwide presence. Further, FSSAI works in partnership with many academic and research institutions, consumer and citizens' organizations, professional and business organizations, central ministries and agencies, state governments, local bodies, international NGOs and UN organizations.
Coming together is the beginning, working together is success
Ensuring safe food requires a lot of coordination between the States and the Centre across ministries, departments, and local bodies. While the umbrella Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 is the key legal instrument, the notion of 'One Nation, One Food Law' is brought to life by FSSAI by having common globally benchmarked food standards and practices. FSSAI has brought in consistency in enforcement by introducing a single digital platform for inspections based on standard matrices and regular sampling across States / UTs.
Food for the body, and the mind
In a virtual reality experience, cycle through India to explore the country's rich culinary heritage. Learn how packed milk used to make sweets has 23 safety and quality tests and other interesting facts. FSSAI ensures safety while preserving authenticity of diverse local foods.
FSSAI with you at every step
FSSAI's mandate not only includes laying down science-based standards for articles of food and but also to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption. As food moves from farm, storage, manufacture, transport, retail and finally your plate, FSSAI has set good manufacturing, hygiene and sanitary practices and mandated labelling information on packets. Slide the panel for graphical animations that reveal more.
Building a culture of self-compliance
Ensuring a trained and certified Food Safety Supervisor in every business premise is our goal. Seventeen courses have been created, covering every kind of business. Hundreds of Training Partners have joined us and trained over 20,000 people in our first year itself!
Ensuring credible food testing
We have over 200 notified labs at three levels - Primary labs for testing food samples; Referral labs or appellate labs; and National Reference Labs to develop/validate tests. Lab infrastructure across all states/UTs is being upgraded. INFoLNET, a digital network connects all food labs.
With you, wherever you are
In an innovative and consumer friendly initiative, mobile food testing vans that also conduct awareness programs, training and capacity building are being provided to every State/UT. Get a 3-D glimpse inside these vans, as they travel across the country, conducting simple tests and generating awareness.
Knowledge is power, so do-it-yourself!
Learn simple, quick experiments to test if commodities like honey, oil, red chilli powder are adulterated. Just press a button and see the magic! FSSAI's DART manual provides methods to detect common adulterants in food. Download DART free from the FSSAI Kindle (Exhibit 15).
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food
Do you really eat a balanced diet? In a fun interactive activity, key in your food intake for the day to see where you stand.. you may be surprised to see the gaps in your diet. Balance your diet, avoid HFSS foods, eat fortified foods – Eat safe, Eat healthy, Eat Right.
Eating right is at the heart of preventive healthcare
Eating right is critical to maintain good health. It reduces mortality and healthcare costs, ensures less absenteeism from work and in schools, leads to higher productivity and overall wellbeing. It rests on two pillars - eating safe and eating healthy. Apart from this, it is absolutely essential that we reduce salt, sugar and saturated fats and eliminate trans fats from our diets. FSSAI has three key initiatives, 'Safe and Nutritious Food (SNF) Initiative', 'The Fortification Initiative' and 'The Eat Right Initiative' to bring about behavioural change around food and nutrition. These together have the potential to transform what we eat with immense public health benefits.
Generosity in sharing food makes us richer, not poorer
Enjoy the heart-warming stories in this innovative display. Stories of the Indian Food Sharing Alliance(IFSA) promoted by FSSAI to save food, share food and share joy. Stories of how lives of thousands of infants can be saved through our Diet4Life project. FSSAI goes an extra mile to do this, because FSSAI wants to build a better world.
To attain knowledge, add things everyday
We have a host of material for every stakeholder. The Pink Book for home kitchens, The Yellow Book for schools, The Orange Book for workplaces and many more. For capacity building of food businesses, we have rich FoSTaC content. Browse, enjoy and e-mail a copy of it to yourself free!
Because "Hearing is believing"
To learn how FSSAI touches lives, pick up the telephone receiver to hear first-hand stories of change. From parents who finally got IEM foods to save their kids lives; teachers whose students' changed habits with snf@school, or Arjun whose 'FeedOn' grew with FSSAI.
Your feedback, our inspirationto learn and grow!
If you loved what you experienced or have any suggestions for us, we would want to hear it all! Please be sure to leave your feedback here. We would capture it with your photograph as a reminder of your visit, and use it to improve.
The Experience Zone was formally inaugurated on 16th May 2018 by Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog. The event saw interactions among the various stakeholders and was presided by Chairperson, FSSAI. CEO, FSSAI welcomed all the memebers present and set the context for the inauguration. It will now be open to the general public for visits.