Ma­jor Func­tions of FSSAI

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and guide­lines in re­la­tion to ar­ti­cles of food and spec­i­fy­ing an ap­pro­pri­ate sys­tem of en­forc­ing var­i­ous stan­dards thus no­ti­fied ac­cred­i­ta­tion of cer­ti­fi­ca­tion bod­ies en­gaged in cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of food safety man­age­ment sys­tem for food busi­nesses ac­cred­i­ta­tion of lab­o­ra­to­ries and no­ti­fi­ca­tion of the ac­cred­ited lab­o­ra­to­ries to cen­tral gov­ern­ment and state gov­ern­ments in the mat­ters of fram­ing pol­icy and rules in ar­eas that have a di­rect or in­di­rect bear­ing on food safety and nu­tri­tion con­sump­tion, in­ci­dence and preva­lence of bi­o­log­i­cal risk, con­tam­i­nants in food, residues of var­i­ous con­tam­i­nants in food prod­ucts, iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of emerg­ing risks and in­tro­duc­tion of rapid alert sys­tem so that the public, con­sumers, pan­chay­ats, etc., re­ceive rapid, re­li­able and ob­jec­tive in­for­ma­tion about food safety and is­sues of con­cern are in­volved or in­tend to get in­volved in food busi­nesses tech­ni­cal stan­dards for food, san­i­tary and phy­tosan­i­tary stan­dards

food stan­dards

FSSAI for Con­sumers

For the ben­e­fit of con­sumers, FSSAI is­sues ad­vi­sories and no­ti­fi­ca­tions on its web­site (www.fssai. gov.in). Some rel­e­vant ones are men­tioned here:

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(dated 19-06-2014)

food prod­ucts (dated 31-10-2013)

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