Everything under the food supply chain, post-farm level, till it reaches consumer, comes under the Food Safety and Standards Act.
Mr Ujjwal Kumar, Country Head, CQM Quality Management Pvt Ltd, said this at the inauguration of a training programme on the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) at the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) here on Wednesday.
CQM Quality Management Pvt Ltd is a certification body approved by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Giving the example of ‘chapati’, he said the farmer who grows wheat and the consumer who eats chapatti are exempted from this Act. Even the transportation of wheat from farmers’ field to the nearest ‘mandi’ is covered under the Act.