The Food Safety Standards Act promises to set up international food safety standards

The Food Safety Standards Act promises to set up international food safety standards

 

Indian eateries that do not maintain food safety standards may find the going tough
before long. A central food safety law has finally been instituted. Among other
things, it will look into food safety violations by restaurants and
manufacturers and provide compensation to victims.

 

 

Though the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) was passed in 2006, it was not until
August this year that the Replica Breitling Navitimer law was notified and its rules and regulations
drafted and put into place. Until now, matters concerning food safety were
dealt with under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954. However,
experts say that the FSSA is much more comprehensive and tackles food safety
issues head on. “The law tries to cover every possible aspect related to food
safety and consumer rights protection. It is a progressive and well drafted
law,” says Pervez Rustomkhan, a Mumbai-based advocate.

 

 

Indeed,
the FSSA brings in its purview every sort of food — from genetically modified
food to fortified food, mineral water, infant food, chewing gum, and so on. And
even more significantly, it sets up a Replica Breitling Super Ocean single reference point, the Food Safety
Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), for all issues related to food safety and
standards and harmonises them with international standards.

 

 

The FSSAI has been mandated to ensure the implementation of the food standards
specified under the act. The body is to lay down the limits for food additives,
set up the procedure for the accreditation of the bodies associated with food
safety management, and regulate and monitor the manufacturing, processing,
distribution, sale and import of food.

 

 


Ganesh Gupta


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