India, emerging as the food basket for the globe, critically needs to institutionalize food safety expertise A national food safety agenda, founded on science and supported by global benchmarked food safety expertise, will not only enhance food safety within the country, but will also enhance the credibility and brand value of Indian food products in global markets.It is with this aspiration, that CII-HUL Initiative on Food Safety Sciences is envisioned.


Risk Assessment

  • Hazard Identification
  • Hazard Characterisation
  • Exposure Assessment
  • Risk Characterisation

Risk Management

  • Risk Evaluation
  • Option Assessment
  • Option implementation
  • Monitoring & Review

Risk Communication

Interactive exchange of information and opinions concerning risks and build capacities to achieve global excellence in food safety.


Chandrajit Banerjee

Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry

CII’s Capacity building initiative on Food Safety and Quality was initiated during early 2000. It has now come a long way through its extensive outreach and service portfolio covering Awareness Campaigns, Collaborative Short term Certificate courses for Food Professionals, Workshops on Risk Assessments, Study Missions, Standards Formulation and customized Consultancy services. We are delighted to launch the CII-HUL Initiative on Food Safety Sciences for driving ‘Science behind Food Safety’.

The overall purpose of the initiative is to contribute to a holistic growth of the Indian food sector while ensuring ‘Safe Food for All’.

Sanjiv Mehta


Hindustan Unilever Limited

As a large fast moving consumer goods business, nothing gives us more sense of satisfaction than to contribute, in a meaningful way, towards safety and wellbeing of the consumers.

We are pleased to see CHIFSS turn into a reality today and am absolutely convinced that CII and HUL teams will make this initiative an example to quote on food safety.


Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. CII has been a pioneering knowledge body in the area of Capacity building in Food Safety and Quality for more than a decade. With Food Safety in the centre stage, it works in partnership with the Government, FSSAI, Commodity Boards, Industries, Micro-Small Food Business Operators, Academia & Consumer Bodies to reach out to all stakeholders across the country

India's largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company with a heritage of over 80 years in India. HUL works to create a better future every day and helps people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. Unilever has been a pioneer in food safety and over several decades has driven excellence in food safety sciences globally. Unilever scientists have global recognition and are thought leaders in the areas of food microbiology, toxicology and allergy.

Pawan Agarwal (CEO, FSSAI) delivering key note address during inaugural session