FSSAI full form is basically the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. It is the governing and regulatory body for ensuring the safety of food products delivered to the consumers. Sometimes it is also referred to as the Food Authority of India. The Food Safety and Standards Act empowers FSSAI to exercise the powers in addition to carrying out the functions specified to them by the Government of India as well as the Ministry of Health and Family Affair. The Ministry of Health and Family also acts as a consultant for the FSSAI Food License. FSSAI is legally, a body corporate which means it is a legal organization and its headquarters are located at New Delhi, the country’s capital. FSSAI Offices are also located in other states throughout the country to enable Food Business Owners(FBOs) to register their business under the guidelines of the regulatory body.
What does FSSAI do?
FSSAI, empowered by the Food Safety and Security Act of 2006, sets the standards for healthy and consumable food products based on facts backed by science. The Food Authority of India also helps regulate the storage, production, distribution as well as the sales of the food products deemed safe to consume for the buyers of these food items. In addition to this, the food regulatory body also ensures that the food products are free from impurities and adulteration.