MCGM Collaborates with FSSAI to Launch India’s First All-Women “Clean Street Food Hub”

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has joined forces with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to unveil the nation’s pioneering all-women ‘Clean Street Food Hub’. This initiative, slated to be India’s first of its kind, aims to revolutionize street food culture while promoting women’s empowerment.

Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between FSSAI’s West Region and MCGM, this unique project will be realized through a collaborative effort involving the public and private sectors. Specifically, an all-women Self-Help Group (SHG) will receive comprehensive support to establish the hub, foster sustainable infrastructure, and uphold stringent hygiene standards for cooking and dining.

In a recent development, a specialized training session on safe and hygienic food preparation was conducted for 200 women participants at a gathering in Kandivali. This session underscores the commitment to ensuring adherence to food safety regulations and best practices among street food vendors.

Parallel efforts are also underway in FSSAI’s Eastern Region, where the Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) program was implemented for 100 street food handlers at the renowned street food hub in Gariahat, West Bengal. The initiative seeks to equip vendors with vital knowledge on food safety and hygiene, thereby enhancing awareness and promoting the culture of safe food handling across the nation.