Sentinel Surveillance Network for Pathogens causing Food and Water Borne Diseases (ICMR-FoodNet)

Initiated in by ICMR in 2020 this integrated task force coordinates project-based activity campaigns, monitors foodborne enteric disease outbreaks and conducts intensified systematic laboratory-based surveillance in four North-East Indian states, in collaboration with research and medical institutions and food sectors.

This project also includes estimation of illness burden, detection of specific pathogens responsible for outbreaks, documenting antimicrobial resistance patterns among of enteric bacteria, while additionally acting as an external quality assurance system, maintaining a centralized databank and provides reference services.

 What's New
  • Tripura: Govt Certified Vendors To Operate On 'Safe' Street Food Lane

    The state government in Tripura has decided to dedicate the stretch of road from Battala to Paradise Chowmuhani in Agartala as a clean and safe street food lane.

  • Govt. Plans 100 'eat right' food streets across India to reduce foodborne infections

    The Health Ministry, in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, has asked States and Union Territories to develop 100 food streets in 100 districts across the country.

  • Inauguration of National Training Centre for FSSAI

    Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the state-of-the-art National Training Centre for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on 31st May, 2023.The Training Centre is designed to meet the training requirements of FSSAI, State FDAs, FBOs, and other stakeholders.

Workshop on “Metagenomics Analysis and Anaerobic Bacteriology" from 5-8th June 2023

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim in collaboration with the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD),Regional Centre, Gangtok is organizing a workshop on “Metagenomic Analysis and Anaerobic Bacteriology for the Identification of Enteric Pathogens” for all the FoodNet centers (NE & Kolkata) under the aegis of ICMR for the “Surveillance of Foodborne Pathogens (FBP) from North-East India” Taskforce Project

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