Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

What is FSSAI?

  •  Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous statutory body established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS Act).
  • The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India is the 
  • administrative Ministry of FSSAI.
  • Headquarters: Delhi.
    • Genesis

      • FSS Act, 2006 consolidates various acts & orders that had earlier handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments, such as–
      • Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954
      • Fruit Products Order, 1955
      • Meat Food Products Order, 1973
      • Vegetable Oil Products (Control) Order, 1947
      • Edible Oils Packaging (Regulation) Order 1988
      • Milk and Milk Products Order, 1992
      • These were repealed after commencement of FSS Act, 2006.
      • FSSAI was consequently established in 2008 but work within the Food Authority effectively began in 2011 after its Rules and key Regulations were notified.
      • This marked a shift from a multi-level to a single line of control with focus on self-compliance rather than a pure regulatory regime.

      7 Key Processes

      • Set standards of food products
      • Develop safe food practices
      • License food businesses
      • Ensure compliance through inspections
      • Test food for standards
      • Train and build capacity
      • Citizens Outreach

      Documents Required for FSSAI LICENCE (UNDER 12 LAKH)

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      • LIGHT BILL