FSSAI lays down science-based standards for articles of food and regulates their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food to 130 crore citizens of the country. The authority is also responsible for creating an information network across the country so that the public, consumers, etc receive rapid, reliable and accurate information about food safety and hygiene and related issues of concern.
Safe & Nutritious Food (SNF) - A Way of Life
A bouquet of initiatives for citizens guidance and behavioural change. The authority has launched a series of SNF initiatives including @Home, @School, @Workplace and @When Eating Out with a 360-degree approach to food safety and healthy nutrition to prevent food borne infections and diseases and for complete nutrition for citizens everywhere.
The authority offers a fair opportunity to relevant stakeholders to participate in various draft notifications issued time to time. The objections or suggestions, if any, are required to be reviewed and addressed to the authority for effective consideration.
Notices for comment
The authority provides a notice calling for suggestions, views, comments etc from various stakeholders within a period of 60 days on the draft Food Safety and Standards Regulations before any Gazetted notifications.
A system of network of organizations with the aim to facilitate a scientific co-operation framework by the co-ordination of activities, the exchange of information, the development and implementation of joint projects within the Food Authority's responsibility FSSAI has established Food Safety Knowledge Assimilation Network (FSKAN).
Food Safety Display Board
There is a mandatory requirement of displaying FSSAI License Number at food premises. The FSDB will replace the current requirement in the Food Safety and Standards regulations which necessitate food businesses to display FSSAI Registration / license. FSDBs will not only make the registration/license number visible but will also inform the customer and the food handler about the important food safety and hygiene practices required to keep food safe. It will also provide details of various feedback options available to reach FSSAI.
Safe Water for Healthy Living
The purpose behind this unique project, lies in assuring clean packaged drinking water (free of harmful toxins and microbes) to 130 crore people across the country. The consumers have the right to know that the packaged drinking bottled water or mineral water they purchase is safe to consume and the portal helps in assuring the safety of water that adheres to strict quality assurance, through proper testing measures.
Food Safety Connect
The Authority now has a comprehensive system of citizen’s concern management and a reliable 360 degree mechanism to deal with the consumer complaint redressal through various focal points including social media, emails, direct helpline, FSSAI mobile App and a dedicated concerned management website
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Food Safety on Wheels
Testing of food to instil confidence amongst consumers that food is safe to eat is important part of the food safety ecosystem. However, number and spread of food testing labs in the country is grossly inadequate. While, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is working towards having more food testing labs both in the public as well as private sector, it has also initiated a scheme to provide mobile units for food testing to reach out to consumers through as many touch points as possible.
A National Milk Quality Survey is being carried out across India covering all the States and Union territories in the country for assessing the quality of milk available to the consumers with focus on unsafe/adulterated milk. The milk samples are being tested for the Fat and SNF content and presence of 14 most common adulterants under a common SOP. More than 130 cities will be covered across 35 States/UTstaking approx.1700 samples. The survey is being carried out under the guidance of a State Level Steering Committee.
FSSAI brings an easy solution of Training & Certification through its new initiative, that is FoSTaC. FoSTaC offers nine different types of courses meant for different types of food businesses on different competency level. FSSAI guides every food business operator to have at least one trained and certified person in their business premises to ensure food safety.
Foodborne diseases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality, and a significant impediment to socio- conomic development worldwide, but the full extent and burden of unsafe food, and especially the burden arising fromchemical and parasitic contaminants, has been unknown.
FSSAI Nodal Points
With it's presence on 21 locations (6 ports) throughout the country, the import clearance mechanism of the authority is strongly established and has been expanding ever since. To go to the full interactive map of the locations, click on the link below.
Import Clearance Procedure
The central government shall, while prohibiting, restricting or otherwise regulating import of articles of food under the Foreign Trade Act, 1992 follow the standards laid down by the Food Authority under the provisions of this Act.
Voluntary/ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Participation Guidelines
Ensuring safe and nutritious food for 130 crore Indian citizens on Pan-India basis calls for massive outreach efforts. FSSAI firmly believes this can only be achieved in partnership with multiple stakeholders viz. Industry Associations, Corporates (both within and outside the food business), Civil society Organisations and Academic/ Research Bodies. In light of the above, we are pleased to invite various stakeholders to support the Safe and Nutritious Food and other nutrition related initiatives. It’s a participatory call for the collective journey towards creating a culture of food safety and nutrition across the country.
FSSAI – CHIFSS collaboration on Food Safety Sciences
FSSAI has joined hands with CHIFSS (CII-HUL Initiative on Food Safety Sciences) with the purpose of driving activities related to science based food safety in the country, to strengthen protection of consumers and create an innovative environment for the industry. This pioneering partnership plans to promote collaborations between Industry, Scientific Community, Academia, Key Opinion Formers and Domain Experts with FSSAI to co-produce food safety as a shared responsibility.
FSSAI has joined hands with CHIFSS (CII-HUL Initiative on Food Safety Sciences) with the purpose of driving activities related to science based food safety in the country, to strengthen protection of consumers and create an innovative environment for the industry. This pioneering partnership plans to promote collaborations between Industry, Scientific Community, Academia, Key Opinion Formers and Domain Experts with FSSAI to co-produce food safety as a shared responsibility
SNF @ WORKPLACE
"The Eat Right Movement" aims to empower the citizens by improving their health and wellbeing. Led by the FSSAI, it is a collective effort, to nudge the citizens towards making righ food and dietary choices. It is platform to provide credible information to help make informed and healthful eating choices. It is built on two broad pillars - "Eat Healthy and "Eat Safe".
List of State Labs
Annual Public Laboratory testing report for the year 2014-15 (uploaded on 02.11.2015)
Web Information Manager
FDA Bhawan near Bal Bhavan,
Kotla Road, New Delhi - 110002 India.
Toll free Number: 1800112100