Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, FSSAI and NFSU sign MoU for setting up the testing facility for dietary supplements

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, FSSAI and NFSU sign MoU for setting up the testing facility for dietary supplements – Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishing the testing facility for dietary supplements. Smt. Sujata Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Sports, MYAS, Smt. Ritu Sain, Director General, NADA and other officers of the Ministry, FSSAI and NFSU were present on this occasion.

  • Shri Vimal Anand, Director (Sports) MYAS, Smt. Sweety Behra, Director, FSSAI and Shri C.D. Jadeja, Executive Registrar, NFSU signed the MoU to achieve the goal of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
  • The MoU aims to benefit athletes and athlete-support personnel by educating and spreading awareness about inadvertent doping due to prohibited substances present in nutritional supplements.

National Anti-Doping Act 2022

  • The government of India recently enacted the National Anti-Doping Act, 2022 for the purpose of adopting of the best practices for nutritional supplements to save sportspersons from inadvertent doping.

Dietary supplements

  • Dietary supplements are substances which are used to add nutrients to the diet or to lower the risk of health problems.
  • Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, enzymes, amino acids, or other dietary ingredients.
  • It has a variety of forms such as tablets, capsules, gummies, and powders, as well as drinks and energy bars.

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