Published on: November 8, 2023

State food safety index

State food safety index

Why in news? Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published the State Food Safety Index


  • According to report, 19 out of 20 large states including Maharashtra, Bihar, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh  recorded a drop in their 2023 scores from 2019.
  • After adjusting for a new parameter included in the 2023 index, 15 out of 20 states recorded lower 2023 scores compared to 2019.
  • Most significant decline has been observed in the ‘Food Testing Infrastructure’ indicator.
  • Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand, meanwhile, recorded lower scores for the ‘Compliance’ parameter.
  • Only parameter that recorded significant improvement was ‘Training and Capacity Building

About the State food safety index

  • Released by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
  • Launch Year: 2018
  • Aim : To help in providing safe and nutritious food to our citizens.
  • Objective : Offers an impartial framework for assessing food safety standards in all states and union territories.


  • Based on five parameters
  • Human Resources and Institutional Data, Compliance, Food Testing Infrastructure ,Training and Capacity Building, and Consumer Empowerment.
  • New parameter called ‘Improvement in SFSI Rank’ was added in 2023 index