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FOOD WING

Work Done By Food Wing 



 

Objectives :

  • To provide safe, hygienic, unadulterated and good quality food items. 
  • Development and enforcement of GMP, GLP, GHP and SOPs in manufacture, storage and distribution processes. 
  • Formulation, evaluation and monitoring of policies on safe and unadulterated food products there of. 
  • Consumer awareness regarding identification of adulteration in food items. 
  • Preparation of, minimum safety standards - standard operating procedures. Good manufacturing practice. Hazard analysis of critical control points Developing guidelines for effective enforcement. 


Acts and rules Implemented :
 

  • Food  Safety and Standards Act 2006

         
About Licensing/Registration
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. 

Under this Food Safety and Standards 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Extracted Oil,De- Oiled Meal and Edible Flour (Control) Order, 1967, Milk and MilkProducts Order, 1992 etc has been repealed after commencement of FSS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. The independent statutory authority – the Food Safety and Standard 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.

FSSAI has been mandated with the following key objectives with reference to  Registration and Licensing of Food Business Operators: along with Food Standards.
Framing of Regulations to lay down the Standards and guidelines in relation to  articles of food and specifying appropriate system of enforcing  various standards thus notified. 

  • Laying down  mechanisms and guidelines for accreditation of certification bodies engaged in certification of food safety management system for food businesses.
  •  As per Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Regulation, 2011 Regulation 2.1 makes it mandatory for all Food Business Operators in the country to be registered or licensed in accordance with the procedures laid down in the regulation. Hence Licensing or Registration of Food Business Operators (FBOs) shall be an important activity under FSSAI 2006. All of these are covered under the Food Safety & Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) under deliberation.
  • In Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration is the Enforcing Authority for State and Commissioner,Food and Drug Administration has been notified as the State Food Safety Commissioner.