Assam among Worst Performing States on Food Safety: FSSAI
GUWAHATI: Assam is among the 10 states which are the worst performing states on food safety.
As per the list, the 10 states are Assam, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telengana, and Uttarakhand.
The list was released by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and according to it these states are unequipped to ensure food safety, owing to scarcity of staff and food testing laboratory infrastructure.
FSSAI analysed a total of 106,459 samples across the country and found over 15.8% food samples as sub-standard, 3.7 % unsafe and 9% mislabelled during the year 2018-19.
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- Himachal Pradesh
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