The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a statutory body under the administration of the Ministry of Health and Family WelfareGovernment of India. It regulates the manufacture, storage, distribution, sale, and import of food articles, while also establishing standards to ensure food safety. The FSSAI was established by the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, which consolidated all former acts and orders related to food safety that were previously handled by various ministries and departments. The FSSAI has its headquarters at New Delhi. The FSSAI provisions are enforced by Food Safety Officers.

The following are the statutory powers that the FSS Act, 2006 gives to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

  1. Framing of regulations to lay down food safety standards
  2. Laying down guidelines for accreditation of laboratories for food testing
  3. Providing about food safety and nutrition in India.

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