FSSAI Director calls on Governor

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Kolkata (WB)-based Food Safety & Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) Eastern and Northeastern Regional officers called on Governor BD Mishra and discussed for many ingredients, manufacture, preservative additions, storage, shelf life, distribution and sale of food commodities in fit condition to enhance health and safety. In this article, we will discuss on FSSAI Director calls on Governor.

Know about FSSAI

FSSAI is a legislative body established under the FSS (Food Safety and Standards) Act 2006. FSSAI is short for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. It comes under the purview of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Government of India. The FSSAI HQ  situates in New Delhi. FSSAI has 6 regional offices located in Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati, Cochin, Chennai, and Kolkata, covering various Indian regions.

Objectives of FSSAI Registration

FSSAI protects and promotes public health by regulating and supervising safety standards relating to all food products. Following are the main functions that the FSSAI executes:

  1. Drafting and laying down science-based standards and guidelines for food safety.
  2. Drafting and laying down guidelines for accreditation of food-testing laboratories.
  3. Providing technical support and scientific advice to the Central Government.
  4. Regulating the manufacturing, storage, distribution, and sale of food products.
  5. Facilitating the development of international standards for food products.
  6. Collecting and collating data for food consumption habits, contamination risks, etc.
  7. Analyzing information and ensuring food safety standards are strictly enforced.

Why FSSAI Registration Mandatory?

An FSSAI Registration is a kind of certificate issued by FSSAI that assures the general public of the safety of food products. It is mandatory for manufacturers, food packaging and storage units, traders, exporters, importers, hotels & restaurants, and any other individual or entity engaged in the food business in India to obtain an FSSAI registration.

FSSAI Director calls on Governor

During a campaign to promote awareness about the importance of food safety and nutrition in India, the Eastern and Northeastern regional FSSAI director calls on Governor Shri. BD Mishra of Arunachal Pradesh at the Raj Bhavan in Itanagar on April 20, 2021. The FSSAI director, Mr. Pramod Dahitule, and the Governor discussed for manufacturing, storage, distribution, and sale of food products. They also engaged in a conversation revolving around the importance of ensuring the safety of ingredients, preservatives to safeguard public health and safety.

The Governor, Shri. BD Mishra urged Mr. Pramod Dahitule for the FSSAI to take on the mantle of making the general public and consumers in Arunachal Pradesh aware of the importance of food safety and nutrition and food quality standards. The Governor also requested the FSSAI director to facilitate training programs for manufacturers, traders, hotels & restaurants, and other entrepreneurs associated with the production and distribution of food products in Arunachal Pradesh.

Officials firmly laid down stress on the fact that protecting consumer health should be the prime concern and utmost priority of entrepreneurs engaged in the food business. He added that an FSSAI office in Arunachal Pradesh would help provide scientific advice and technical support to the state governments in matters related to food safety and nutrition.

FSSAI Guidelines on Labelling of Food Products

If you require any kind of guidance related to the FSSAI Registration, please feel free to contact our business advisors at 8881-069-069.

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