FSSAI : Food Safety and Standard Act

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.


Various central Acts like 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, Solvent Extracted Oil, De- Oiled Meal and Edible Flour (Control) Order 1967, Milk and Milk Products Order 1992etc will be repealed after commencement of FSS Act, 2006.

The Act also aims to establish a single reference point for all matters relating to food safety and standards, by moving from multi- level, multi- departmental control to a single line of command. To this effect, the Act establishes an independent statutory Authority – the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India with head office at Delhi. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the State Food Safety Authorities shall enforce various provisions of the Act.


List of Food Business Falling under the Preview of Central Licensing Authority

  1. Dairy Units
  2. Vegetable Oil Processing Units and Units producing Vegetable Oil
  3. All Slaughter houses
  4. Meat Processing Units
  5. All Food Processing Units and 100% Export Oriented Units.
  6. All Importer importing food items including food ingredients and additives for commercial use.
  7. All Food Business Operators manufacturing any article of food containing ingredients or substances or using technologies or processes or combination thereof whose safety has not been established through these regulations or which do not have been a history of safe use or food containing ingredients which are being introduced for the first time into the country.
  8. Food Business Operator Operating in two or more states.
  9. Food Catering Services in establishments and units under central government agencies like railways, air and airport, seaport, defense etc...
  • Whether you produce, process, transport or trade in food, under the food safety and standards (Licensing & registration of food business) Regulation 2011, you need a licence.
  • If the annual food business turnover is upto Rs.12lakh, you must register your business.
  • Beyond registration license is mandatory; running a food business without a licence will attract punishment ad prosecution.
  • Single point access to all laws and departmental controls.
  • FSSAI as a single reference point for all matters relating to Food Safety and Standards, Regulations and Enforcement
  • High degree of consumer confidence in quality & safety of food
  • A single license by the Licensing Authority for one or more articles of food and for different establishments or premises in the same local area.

Key Focus Area

  • The process of registration & licensing
  • Manufacturing requirements, GMP’s as per schedule for different industries identified
  • Supply chain/transit transportation requirements whenever applicable, e.g. Cold chain etc
  • Control during sales/retails of various food products as per applicable requirements
  • Documentation/paperwork requirements for licensing process
  • Applicable conditions for getting & maintaining licenses
  • Provision covered for petty / street vendors
  • Packaging & labeling requirements Know more…..

Who Should Participate?

All food handlers, operators, supervisors working in any kind of food business, primary producers and processed food-food industries, catering, hotels, restaurants, packaging, storage and distribution and retailing.

4C offer the consultation, training and documentation services to comply obtain and maintain the FSSAI registration and FSSAI license.


What is FSSA, 2006 & why this Act is needed?

FSSA, 2006 is an Act enacted to keep with changing needs / requirements of time and to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The Act was needed to bring out a single statutory body for food laws, standards setting and enforcement so that there is one agency to deal and no confusion in the minds of consumers, traders, manufacturers and investors which was due to multiplicity of food laws.

What does FSSAI do?

The mandate assigned to the Food Authority is (i) laying down science based standards for articles of food (ii) to regulate manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of food (iii) to facilitate food safety.

How consumers are benefitted through FSSA?

The representative of the consumer organizations are members of the Food Authorities and Central Advisory Committee. The consumer may analyze the samples of food on payment of fees. The in case of injury of death of consumer there is a provision for compensation to the consumer.

Which agencies regulate food business in India?

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and State Food Authorities will regulate the food business in India.

Does 4c Consulting provide training of FSSAI to food business operators?

4C Consulting create awareness about food safety with Food business operator (FBO) and will be coordinating training with the help of accredited with agencies / universities.


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