G-20 Global Food Regulatory Summit 2023 for the first time in India

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The Global Food Regulators Summit 2023 is being held in Delhi for the first time as a G-20 event. The summit is being held outside Rome, Italy for the first time.

An Overview of the news:

  • The conference is being organized by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on July 20 and 21, 2023 at Manekshaw Auditorium, New Delhi.
  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya unveiled the logo of the summit on 17 July.


  • To provide a valuable platform to the summit participants to deliberate on food safety and regulatory aspects in a cohesive network.

Conference participants:

  • The Global Food Regulators Summit will focus on the important aspect of food safety, which needs as much attention as food security itself.
  • The summit will serve as a platform for food regulators from over 40 countries to collaborate and work together.
  • Representatives of 30 international organizations and 25 international research institutes/universities will also participate in the event.
  • Active participation of various stakeholders representing various countries, international organizations and national institutions is expected in the summit.
  • Food regulators of G-20 member countries will participate in the summit and show their commitment to improve food safety systems and regulatory framework.

Main Initiatives of the Conference:

  • The summit also included the release of Food-O-Copaia. It is a comprehensive collection of food category-wise monographs, which serves as a single-point reference for all applicable standards for specific product categories.
  • A notable initiative is the common regulatory platform 'Sangrah' (Safe Food for Nations: Global Food Regulatory Authority Handbook). It is a comprehensive database of food regulatory authorities from 76 countries around the world. The collection is available in a total of eight Indian languages.

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