As per Section 5 of the FSS Act,  The Food Authority shall consist of a Chairperson and the following twenty-two members out of which one-third shall be women, namely:-

(a) seven Members, not below the rank of a Joint Secretary to the Government of India, to be appointed by the Central Government, to respectively represent the Ministries or Departments of the Central Government dealing with -

  • Agriculture,
  • Commerce,
  • Consumer Affairs,
  • Food Processing,
  • Health,
  • Legislative Affairs,
  • Small Scale Industries,

who shall be Members ex officio;

(b) two representatives from food industry of which one shall be from small scale industries;

(c) two representatives from consumer organisations;

(d) three eminent food technologists or scientists;

(e) five members to be appointed by rotation every three years, one each in seriatim from the Zones as specified in the First Schedule to represent the States and the Union territories;

(f) two persons to represent farmers’ organisations;

(g) one person to represent retailers’ organisations.

Current Authority Members
S No Name Designation Organization
1 Shri Rajesh Bhushan, IAS Chairperson FSSAI
2 Shri G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, IAS Chief Executive Officer, Member Secretary FSSAI
  Appointed under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of Section 5 of the Act
3 Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari Joint Secretary Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dept. of Health and Family Welfare
4 Shri K. R. Saji Kumar Joint Secretary Ministry of Law and Justice, Legislative Department
5 Smt. Alka Nangia Arora Joint Secretary Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
6 Shri Anupam Mishra Joint Secretary Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
7 Ms. Shubha Thakur Joint Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Deptt. of Agriculture & Cooperation and Farmer's Welfare
8 Shri Kuntal Sensarma Economic Advisor Ministry of Food Processing Industries
9 Sh. Diwakar Nath Misra Joint Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Industry
No appointments have been made under other clauses of sub-section (1)  of Section 5 of the Act

Profile of Members of Scientific Committee

June 2017

Profile of Members of Scientific Committee. (Uploaded on: 19.06.2017) Pdf size:( 1.39 MB)

Authority Meetings

January  2023

Minutes of the 40th Food Authority Meeting held on 29th September 2022  [Uploaded on : 16-01-2023]

October  2022

Minutes of the 39th Food Authority Meeting held on 13th July 2022  [Uploaded on : 14-10-2022]

July  2022

Minutes of the 38th Food Authority Meeting held on 2nd March 2022  [Uploaded on : 20-07-2022]

March  2022

Minutes of 37th Meeting of Food Authority held on 23rd November 2021  [Uploaded on : 14-03-2022]

July  2021

Minutes of 33rd & 34th Meeting of Food Authority held on 23rd March and 23rd April 2021 respectively. (Uploaded on: 05.07.2021)  [Uploaded on : 06-07-2021]

April  2021

Minutes of 32nd Meeting of Food Authority held on 22nd December 2020 at FDA Bhawan New Delhi-110002.  [Uploaded on : 01-04-2021]

December  2020

Minutes of 31st Meeting of Food Authority held on 20th October 2020 at FDA Bhawan New Delhi-110002  [Uploaded on : 31-12-2020]