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Food safety and standard act 2006

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Food safety and standard act 2006

  1. 1. BY BUDDHA N. SHRESTHA
  2. 2. Food security as defined Food security exists: when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. (World Food Summit, 1996/2009)
  3. 3. Food security indicators
  4. 4. ensured in a country only if Enough food IS available capacity to buy food FOOD SECURITY no barrier on access to food.
  5. 5. Need for Food Security: • For the poor sections of the society • Natural disasters or calamity like: earthquake, drought, flood, tsunami, • Widespread crop failure due to drought/ Starvation
  6. 6. Food Insecure Groups • landless people • petty self-employed workers • Homeless, beggars etc. • Families employed in ill-paid occupations • Migrants ( as a result of natural disasters ) • Women and children
  7. 7. States facing problem of food insecurity • Uttar Pradesh (eastern and south-eastern parts), Bihar, • Jharkhand, • Orissa, • West Bengal, • Chattisgarh, • parts of Madhya Pradesh
  8. 8. The food industry was governed by the provisions of prevention of food Adulteration Act 1952 . The food safety and standards bill passed by parliament in monsoon session and approved by president in September, 2006. after making rules, the act was implemented with effect from 5th August 2011 . Food Safety and Standard Act 2006
  9. 9. 1. Prevention of food adulteration act,1954 2. Fruit products order, 1955 meat food products order,1973 3. Vegetable oil products(control) order,1947 4. Edible oils packaging(regulation) order,1998 5. Solvent extracted oil, de-oiled meal, and edible flour(control) order,1967 6. Milk and milk products order,1992 7. Any other order under essential commodities act,1955 relation to food The food safety and standards act,2006 integrates the following act and orders
  10. 10. 1. To consolidate the laws relating to food. 2. To establish the food safety and standards authority of India for laying down science based standards for articles of food. 3. To regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of food. 4. To ensure availability of sage and wholesome food for human consumption. Objectives of the Act
  11. 11. • All big manufacturing facilities will need to be licensed by central licensing authority FSSAI • Small players/ warehouses/ distributors will need to obtain a valid license from state licensing authority • All the licensed establishments will be subject to periodical inspections and food safety audits by respective incensing authorities • FSMS plan and food recall process • Reduction in court cases by adjudication process • Import regulations • New section of food categorization: section 22 • More scope for product innovation • New documents of label claims and claim substantiations • New formats will come under food • Capsules/ syrup/ tablets. Features of the Act 2006
  12. 12. 1. Substandard food: Upto Rs. 2.00 lakhs 2. Misbranded: Upto Rs. 3.00 lakhs 3. Misleading advertisement : Upto Rs. 10.00 lakhs 4. Food with extraneous matter: Upto Rs. 1.00 lakhs 5. Fail to meet the requirements as directed by FSO: Upto Rs. 2.00 lakhs 6. Unhygienic / unsanitary preparations: Upto Rs. 1.00 lakhs 7. Adulterant not injurious to health: Upto Rs. 2.00 lakhs 8. Adulterant injurious to health: Upto Rs. 10.00 lakhs 9. Unsafe food – but does not cause immediate injury : 6 months imprisonment with fine of Rs.1.0 lakh Fine / Penalties
  13. 13. Functions of Food Safety & Standards Authority of India 1. To regulate, monitor the manufacture, processing, distribution, sale and import of food to ensure its safety and wholesomeness 2. To specify standards, guidelines for food articles 3. Limits for food additives, contaminants, veterinary drugs, heavy metals irradiation of food, processing aids. 4. Mechanisms & guidelines for accreditation of certification bodies engaged in FSMS certification 5. Quality control of imported food 6. Capacity building of all the stake holders 7. To establish surveillance mechanism for food safety 8. Scientific advice and technical support to central / state Government
  14. 14. Don’t Waste your food Please
  15. 15. Thank you Go green

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