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Global fisheries and aquaculture have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and could face further disruption in 2021 as lockdowns affect supply and demand across the sector, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The Public Accounts Committee (2020-21) present this 21st report (Seventeenth Lok Sabha) on " Implementation of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006" relating to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Globally, food system transformation is characterized by the increasing importance of food safety and quality standards for consumers. This trend is challenging for the food processing sector in Ghana, which is dominated by micro and small firms.

The right to safe food is enshrined in the Kenyan constitution.

Sustained growth and improved governance in Africa’s agriculture sector are critical to meeting the continent’s development goals, including creating decent jobs for youth, nourishing growing cities with healthy foods, promoting resilience, and catalyzing domestic revenue mobilization.

The high prevalence of aflatoxins in maize and other staple foods in the EAC has become an important obstacle to domestic and regional food trade.

Informal food systems contribute to the food and nutrition security of hundreds of millions of people around the world, particularly in the global South.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has framed Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Bill 2020 and introduced 70 amendments in the 2006 Act to revamp FSSAI functioning and its jurisdiction.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India vide notification dated 16th September, 2020 has published the draft Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Regulations, 2020.

To encourage and support sustainable food practices to protect the environment, FSSAI is spearheading initiatives such as 'Jaivik Bharat' for easy identification of authentic organic food; 'Save Food, Share Food' to reduce food waste and promote food donation; 'Safe and Sustainable Packaging in Food and Beverage Sector' to reduce the use of plas

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