Food is something that binds people everywhere in the world, especially in
this pandemic where people have reconnected with the art of cooking.
However this pandemic has also given rise to several food myths associated with
consumption of poultry products and covid-19. It started with people worrying
about the transmission of covid-19 by the consumption of poultry products
however this myth was busted by the food safety and standards authority of India
on their website along with many others like FSSAI's standards which said any
chocolate should be free from insects and other contaminants. Any rumor stating
that FSSAI has permitted insects in chocolate manufacturing process, are false.
This is one initiative taken by them which provides clarifications about food
myths and thus helps give the right information about food to people.
The food laws of our country are regulated by the food safety and standards
authority of India. The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 provides the
framework for these food laws of our country along with may others.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been set up under
Food Safety and Standards , 2006 which merges different acts and requests that
have until now taken care of food related issues in different Ministries and
Departments. FSSAI has been made for setting down science based norms for
articles of food and to control their assembling, stockpiling, dispersion, deal
and import to guarantee accessibility of protected and healthy nourishment for
Features of the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006
- Different focal Acts like Prevention of Food Adulteration Act,1954,Fruit
Products Order ,1955 , Meat Food Products Order,1973.
- Vegetable Oil Products (Control) Order, 1947,Edible Oils Packaging
(Regulation) Order 1988, Solvent Extracted Oil, De-Oiled Meal and Edible
Flour (Control) Order, 1967, Milk and Milk Products Order, 1992 and so forth
will be canceled after initiation of FSS Act, 2006.
The Act likewise expects to set a solitary reference point for all issues
identifying with sanitation and principles, by moving from staggered,
multi-departmental control to a solitary line of order. With this impact, the
Act sets up an autonomous legal Authority � the Food Safety and Standards
Authority of India with head office at Delhi. Sanitation and Standards Authority
of India (FSSAI) and the State Food Safety Authorities will authorize different
arrangements of the Act.
Foundation of the Authority
Service of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India is the Administrative
Ministry for the usage of FSSAI. The Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have just been designated
by Government of India. The Chairperson is in the position of Secretary to
Government of India.
FSSAI has been ordered by the FSS Act, 2006 for playing out the accompanying
- Surrounding of Regulations to set out the Standards and rules comparable
to articles of food and indicating suitable arrangement of upholding
different norms consequently informed.
- Setting down instruments and rules for accreditation of confirmation
bodies occupied with affirmation of sanitation the board framework for food
- Setting down methodology and rules for accreditation of research centers
and warning of the authorize labs.
- To give logical exhortation and specialized help to Central Government
and State Governments in the issues of confining the strategy and rules in
regions which have an immediate or aberrant course of sanitation and
- Gather and order information in regards to food utilization, frequency
and pervasiveness of natural hazard, contaminants in food, deposits of
different, contaminants in nourishments items, ID of rising dangers and
presentation of quick ready framework.
- Making a data arrange the nation over with the goal that people in
general, buyers, Panchayats and so forth get fast, dependable and target
data about sanitation and issues of concern.
- Give preparing projects to people who are included or expect to engage
in food organizations.
- Add to the advancement of universal specialized measures for food,
sterile and phyto-clean principles.
- Advance general mindfulness about sanitation and food gauges.