V N Gaur, who served as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for about three years, bid the post adieu. The country’s apex food regulatory body, through its website, informed that S N Mohanty replaced him recently.
During Gaur’s tenure, he resolved a number of issues, including the food import clearance system; online central licencing; responsibilities of food business operators (FBOs); linkages with institutions like the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, etc.
Among Mohanty’s responsibilities would be to ensure that the initiatives in the pipeline are approved. Once that is done, enforcement and surveillance will become a simple but effective method of governance of food safety.