The Indian Food Industry in the recent times has emerged as a high profit sector. The Food Industry is one of the largest industries in India and is placed at rank fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth.
FSSAI: The National Food Regulator
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS) which consolidates various Acts & Orders 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
The aforesaid Acts and orders stand repealed after commencement of the FSS Act, 2006.
FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
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