The news of coronavirus and its impact has revealed specific threats and our need to be concerned. This epidemic is originated in Central China’s Hubei province last year in December. This event perused India to be concerned at their hygiene at fish and meat markets. The hygiene level at this market so far, but regular efforts are going on to improve the situation.
India’s food regulator (FSSAI) is taking this issue very seriously. CEO Pawan Agarwal of Food and Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is regularly inspecting various markets on check on hygiene level. All the government slaughter got successfully investigated. Among private carnage, out of 5,500 massacres, 60 got examined. They are planning to start a hygiene rating of fish and meat shops in the country.
There is no impact of coronavirus, but this incident has encouraged everyone to maintain hygiene to avoid any unwanted situations. The situation of China has affected every sector because China is the primary source of trading for India. The outbreak of coronavirus has already affected 70,500, with around 1,750 deaths in China.
Due to this epidemic burst in China, many countries have already cut off trade from China and suspended flight arrival from China. To this ongoing situation, Rita Teaotia chairperson of FSSAI declared about their approach of setting new offices to encourage in-house capacity.
They are setting four regional offices in Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Kolkata and four national laboratories at Kolkata, Ghaziabad, Mumbai JNPT and Chennai as well as two food laboratories at Sanauli and Raxaul on Indo-Nepal border. Apart from this, they are setting up 12 branch offices and six import offices.
The FSSAI’s new branch is going to get set up in Chandigarh, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam, and Hyderabad, and the new import offices may get established at Attari, Kandla, Raxaul and Krishnapatnam in future.
Further, they are planning to establish two new food laboratories at Mumbai JNPT and Chennai. They have hire space from the same on a long term basis from Chennai and JNPT Mumbai port authorities.