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
  • Release State Food Safety Index on World Food Safety Day

    Dr Mansukh Mandaviya to release State Food Safety Index on World Food Safety Day. Winners of Eat Right Challenge for Districts to be felicitated at World Food Safety Day.

  • 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.

Hands on training course on Detection of Hepatitis virus A and E from water and Food samples

ICMR-NICED and C-DAC Kolkata are collaboratively hosting a 2-day training event focused on Hepatitis viral detection. This training is set to take place on the 24th and 25th of August, 2023, at NICED Kolkata. The training sessions will be conducted by experienced resource persons hailing from ICMR-NIV, Pune..This endeavor falls under the umbrella of the ICMR-FoodNet Taskforce Project, signifying its importance in the context of research and healthcare.

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