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8,December, 2017 Comments off
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Notice calling for comments/views/suggestions etc. from the stakeholders on the revamping/modifications of Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS). (Uploaded on: 07.12.2017

7,December, 2017 Comments off

Notice calling for comments/views/suggestions etc. from the stakeholders on the revamping/modifications of Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS).  (Uploaded on: 07.12.2017)

The objections or suggestions, if any, may be addressed as per the attached format to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, 4th Floor, Food and Drug Administration Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi. 110002. The objections or suggestions may also be mailed to flrs.suggestion@gmail.com on or before 29.12.2017 on the revamping/modifications/ simplifications of  FLRS.

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Implementation of Central State Scheme (CSE) – State Wise Status

3,November, 2017 Comments off
 

To upgrade Food Testing Laboratories in India, the authority has announced a major scheme for strengthening of Food Testing Infrastructure in the country at an estimated cost of Rs. 482-crore, in the light of the recent observations by Hon’ble High Court, Mumbai. The scheme focuses on all aspects of food testing system including strengthening of state food labs and referral labs, capacity building of food analysts and other technical personnel engaged in the analysis of food (both within and outside the Government) and creation of mobile food labs across all States/UTs.

Implementation of Central State Scheme (CSE) – State Wise Status

Booklet for Strengthening of Food Testing Laboratories (SofTel)

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FOOD SAFETY INSPECTION CHECKLISTS

3,November, 2017 Comments off

 

Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has developed inspection checklist for facilitating Food Safety Officers to efficiently inspect the Food Business Operators FBOs. The inspection checklists are used to identify the level of compliance with each requirement that is set out in the regulation These inspection checklists are based on revised Schedule 4 of Food Safety & Standards (Licensing & Registration of Food Businesses) Regulation, 2011 and have been developed for following sectors –

1. General Manufacturing
2.    Milk Processing
3.    Meat Processing
4.   Slaughter house
5.    Catering
6.    Retail
7.    Transport
8.    Storage & warehouse

( Click above Category to view Check Lists)

Inspection Checklists with regard to above mentioned kind of food business sectors for information and comments, if any

Marking & grading system –

The inspection checklist has been divided into five major sections namely –

  1. Design & facilities
  2. Control of Operation
  3. Maintenance & sanitation
  4. Personal Hygiene
  5. Training & complaint handling

The Food Safety Officer will inspect the facility of the FBO according to the requirements as laid down in the inspection checklist and accordingly will mark the finding as compliance (C), non-compliance (NC), partial compliance (PC) & Not applicable/Not observed (NA). All the requirements are allotted 2 marks and there are few requirements which are asterisk marked (*) which are allotted 4 marks. Non observance to any of the asterisk marked (*) finding will lead to Non-Compliance (NC), as they are critical to food safety.  Each finding will be awarded marks as mentioned below –

S. No.

Finding

Marks to be awarded

Marks to be awarded in Asterisk Mark (*) question

1

Compliance (C)

2

4

2

Non-compliance (NC)

0

0

3

Partial compliance (PC)

1

0

4

Not applicable/Not observed (NA)

2

4

Compliance – Yes, the requirement is fully documented and implemented. Adherence with the requirement with no major or minor conformance is observed.

Non-compliance – No, the requirement is not documented and implemented. Non adherence with the requirement with major non – conformance is observed.

Partial Compliance – Requirement is partially implemented but not documented or partially documented but not implemented. A non conformity that, based on the judgement and experience of the FSO, is not likely to result in the failure of the food safety management system or reduce its ability to assure controlled processes or products. It may be either a failure in some part to a specified requirement or a single observed lapse. Partial Compliance is not applicable to asterisk marked (*) requirements as they are critical to food safety.

Not Applicable/Not observed (NA) – Requirements are not applicable to FBO & hence cannot be observed.

Sub-sequentially awarding the marks as per the finding against the requirements, total marks are calculated & based on the final marks, grading of the FBOs is done. The grading has been divided into 4 levels, i.e.

Grade

Status

Marks required

A+

Compliance – Exemplar

90% & above

A

Compliance – Satisfactory

80% – 89%

B

Needs Improvement

50 % – 79%

No grade

Non Compliance

Below 50%

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FSSAI-WHAT’S NEW

16,December, 2016 Comments off

Enforcement Drive from FSSAI during Festive Season- A praise worthy effort from the State of Gujarat. (Uploaded on: 16.12.2016)

 

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Draft Notification on FSS (Food product Standard and Food Additives) Amendment Regulation related to standards of Durum Wheat Maida, Quinoa, Instant Noodles, Tapioca Sago & Pearl millet flour. (Uploaded on: 16.12.2016)

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Gazette Notification of the Authorization/Recognition/Notification of 121 NABL Accredited laboratories for analysis of sample under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. (Uploaded on: 16.12.2016)

 

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Office Order dated 14th Dec. 2016 regarding Notification of FSSAI’s Designated Officer for Central Licensing under Section 36 of FSS Act, 2006. (Uploaded on: 15.12.2016)

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Draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulation 2016 sub-regulation 3.2.1 relating to “Standards of Additives”. (Uploaded on: 14.12.2016)

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Gazette Notification on FSS (Transaction of Business and Procedures for the Scientific Committee and Scientific Panels) Regulation, 2016. (Uploaded on: 14.12.2016)

 

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Gazette Final Notification on FSS (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulation, 2016 related to Standards for Caffeinated Beverages and use of blue tint in plastic container. (Uploaded on: 13.12.2016)

 

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Draft Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, toxin and Residues) Amendment Regulations, 2016 regarding ‘fixing of limits of HCN in sago’.(Uploaded on: 13.12.2016)

 

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Advisory dated 06th Dec. 2016 regarding Restricting the use of newspaper as Food Packaging Material. (Uploaded on: 07.12.2016)

 

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WHAT’S NEW- FSSAI

30,August, 2016 Comments off
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FSSAI-WHAT’S NEW

5,August, 2016 Comments off
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whats New FSSAI

29,June, 2016 1 comment

Proposed Draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2016 related to additional additives/enzymes/processing aids for use in category 14.2 (Alcoholic Beverages including alcohol free and low alcoholic counterparts), standards for Non-Carbonated Water Based Beverages (Non Alcoholic) and adoption of 46 BIS Standards for food additives respectively for inviting comments/suggestions from WTO-SPS Member Countries. (Uploaded on: 29.06.2016)

 

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Notice calling for suggestions, views, comments etc from stakeholders within a period of 30 days on the draft notification related to standards for Non-Carbonated Water Based Beverages (Non Alcoholic), additional additives/enzymes/processing aids for use in category 14.2 (Alcoholic Beverages including alcohol free and low alcoholic counterparts) and adoption of 46 BIS standards for food additives respectively. (Uploaded on: 29.06.2016)

 

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Direction under Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 dated 03rd June 2016 regarding duty free shop at all airports of India. (Uploaded on: 23.06.2016)

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Draft Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Amendment Regulation 2016 regarding "Restrictions relating to conditions for sale" and "Revision of the Standards of list of Histamine Forming Fish species nad limits of Histamine level for Fish and Fishery products" respectively. (Uploaded on: 23.06.2016)

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FSSAI–WHATS NEW

22,June, 2016 Comments off
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