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Extracted Oil, De- Oiled Meal and Edible Flour (Control) Order, 1967, Milk and Milk Products Order, 1992 etc will be repealed after commencement of FSS Act, 2006.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. Establishment of the Authority Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India is the Administrative Ministry for the implementation of FSSAI.

The Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have already been appointed by Government of India. The Chairperson is in the rank of Secretary to Government of India. FSSAI has been mandated by the FSS Act, 2006 for performing the following functions :

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.
  • Laying down procedure and guidelines for accreditation of laboratories and notification of the accredited laboratories.
  • To provide scientific advice and technical support to Central Government and State Governments in the matters of framing the policy and rules in areas which have a direct or indirect bearing of food safety and nutrition.
  • Collect and collate data regarding food consumption, incidence and prevalence of biological risk, contaminants in food, residues of various, contaminants in foods products, identification of emerging risks and introduction of rapid alert system.
  • Creating an information network across the country so that the public, consumers, Panchayats etc receive rapid, reliable and objective information about food safety and issues of concern.
  • Provide training programmes for persons who are involved or intend to get involved in food businesses.
  • Contribute to the development of international technical standards for food, sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards.
  • Promote general awareness about food safety and food standards. Click here to view the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.


List of Food Business Falling under the Preview of Central Licensing Authority
  • Dairy Units
  • Vegetable Oil Processing Units and Units producing Vegetable Oil
  • All Slaughter houses
  • Meat Processing Units
  • All Food Processing Units and 100% Export Oriented Units.
  • All Importer importing food items including food ingredients and additives for commercial use.
  • 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.
  • Food Business Operator Operating in two or more states.
    Food Catering Services in establishments and units under central government agencies like railways, air and airport, seaport, defense etc.

Key Focus Area
  • The process of registration & licensing
  • Manufacturing requirements, GMPs 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

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The new Food Safety Law
  • Decentralization of licensing for food products
  • Easy issue of License with time frame of two months
  • No License for small food business operators; only registration is mandatory
  • Ensures simplified licensing procedures and registration
  • The act ensures safety of consumers and assures full compensation to victim (In case of injury, grievous injury, death)
  • The act emphasizes on training and awareness program regarding food safety for business operators, consumers and regulators
  • The act encourages self regulation through introduction of Food Recall Procedures

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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.


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