Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Agency overview
Formed August 2011[1]
Jurisdiction India
Headquarters New Delhi
Agency executive K.Chandramouli[2], Chairperson
Website www.fssai.gov.in

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an agency of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.[3] The FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.[3] The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India.[3]

The FSSAI is led by a non-executive Chairperson, appointed by the Central Government from amongst the persons of eminence in the field of food science or from amongst the persons from the administration who have been associated with the subject and is either holding or has held the position of not below the rank of Secretary to the Government of India.[4] Mr. K.Chandramouli is the current Chairperson. The executive head of FSSAI is the Chief Executive Officer .The FSSAI has its headquarters at New Delhi.[3] The agency also has 5 regional offices located in Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai,[5] 4 referral laboratories and 72 local laboratories located throughout India.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "Enforcement of FSS Act". FSSAI. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Authority of FSSAI". FSSAI. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)". Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Government of India. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Section 5(3) of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
  5. ^ "Regional Laboratories". FSSAI. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Referral Laboratories". FSSAI. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "List of Laboratories". FSSAI. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 

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