The production of safe animal origin foods from healthy livestock is of paramount for consumers since the science of human nutrition has underlined the importance of proteins of animal origin due to the content of almost all essential amino acids. As a result, the food of animal origin, which includes milk, meat, chicken and their products are gaining greater significance in today’s world. Due to continuous prevalence of zoonotic diseases and high risks of chemical and bacterial contamination of animal origin foods; there is a growing challenge to secure wholesome animal products for the consumers. The safe food production can be achieved through maintaining good hygienic practices and by implementing the standardized protocols in commercial meat processing units, by consistent surveillance, testing and monitoring of all the livestock and poultry origin food, right from farm to fork. Thus, to cater the needs of food safety and provision of safe food for the huge Indian population the "NAHEP-CAAST-MAFSU" center has been established on "Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research on Animal Food Safety" starting from the year 2019-20 to 2022-23 with a total outlay of Rs. 18.05 crores.