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Record information and status
Record ID
114464
Status
Published
Date of creation
2019-02-28 11:01 UTC (sujata@nic.in)
Date of publication
2019-02-28 11:01 UTC (sujata@nic.in)

General Information
Country
  • India
Title of document
Food Safety and Standards Act
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
Types of LMOs addressed
  • Foods derived from LMOs
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards , 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.

Highlights of the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006

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Extracted Oil, De- Oiled Meal and Edible Flour (Control) Order, 1967, Milk and Milk Products Order, 1992 etc will be repealed after commencement of FSS Act, 2006.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.
Date of entry into force
2006-08-24
Document details
Document text
EN
THE FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS ACT, 2006.pdf (321 KB)
Food Safety and Standards Act
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Dr Sujata Arora
2nd Floor, Vayu Block, Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Jorbagh
New Delhi, Delhi
India, 110003
Phone:01124695135
Fax:01124695135
Email:sujata@nic.in
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