October 2017

Notice calling for suggestions, views, comments etc from stakeholders on the draft Food Safety Management System (FSMS) Guidance Documents.

Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has developed a series of sector specific Food Safety Management System (FSMS) Guidance Documents with the intent to provide implementation guidance to food businesses (especially the small and medium businesses) involved in manufacturing, packing, storage and transportation to ensure that critical food safety related aspects are addressed throughout the supply chain.

This document is based on Part II of Schedule 4 of Food Safety & Standards (Licensing & Registration of Food Businesses) Regulation, 2011 which lays down general requirements on hygienic and sanitary practices to be followed by all Food Business Operators applying for License & indicate practical approaches which a business should adopt to ensure food safety.

This document is recommendatory in nature and also provides the basic knowledge and criteria for implementation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system by the food businesses. Sample HACCP Plans have been taken from some established practising industries. These plans could be used as reference by the industry and modified or altered based on their operations.

It also includes inspection checklist for Food Business Operator to audit their facility & operations. The FBOs can evaluate themselves based on the indicative scoring. Also, it gives the important templates and forms to facilitate the FBOs to maintain the records. This includes mandatory forms as prescribed by FSSAI & few templates for maintaining records of processes critical for food safety.

In this regard, the following three documents have been released seeking suggestions, views, comments from the stakeholders

FSMS guidance document for Food Grain Warehouse. (Uploaded on: 19.01.2018) Pdf size:( 2.63 MB)

FSMS guidance document for Flour milling.(Uploaded on: 19.01.2018) Pdf size:( 12.87 MB)

FSMS guidance document for Catering Sector. (Uploaded on: 19.01.2018) Pdf size:( 1.42 MB)

The objections or suggestions, if any, may be addressed as per the attached format to the Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, 03rd Floor, Food and Drug Administration Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi - 110002 or emailed to suneeti@fssai.gov.in within 30 days from uploading on this notice on the website.