The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) calls for effective implementation of food safety and standards regulations under the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Multiple agencies specifying mandatory requirements for food products need to be looked into with focus on harmonizing inter-ministerial standards, says a CII press release. This would cut down the current operational and compliance complexities faced by the industry.
“The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India seeks to introduce a paradigm shift in the food regulatory environment in the country, bringing India at par with international regulations. While the new rules and regulations are welcome step, there is need to address several challenges that are likely to hamper its effective implementation,” said Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII.
The FSSAI has recently notified the Food Safety and Standards Rules and Regulations, 2011, which brings into force a new set of requirements for compliance by the food industry.
The Expert’s Thought: The new FSSAI law is supposed to life guard for the Food Industry. However, effective implementation in all parts of country is a mere doubt.