What is Covered ?

  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Food supplements
  • Foods for special dietary uses and special medical purpose
  • Ayurvedic products

Who are Covered ?

  • Manufacturers
  • Processors
  • Repackers
  • Relabellers
  • Storage providers
  • Transporters
  • Distributors
  • Importers and exporters
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Hotels, restaurants, canteens and catering services providers
  • E-retailers


Did you know?

  • 3570+ cases that violated the FSS Act identiied in FY17-FY18*
  • 4775+ violations detected of unsafe, substandard and misbranded products*
  • India ranked among the top three countries in terms of products rejected for import by the US Food and Drug Administration CUS FDA) for mis-labelling and presence of allergens Cas of quarter ending September 2016)*


*http://www.rediff.com/business/report/why-so-many- indian-food-product-exports-get-rejected/20160913.htm

Responsibilities of food business operators

  • Awareness training
  • Food safety management system CFSMS) plan: A framework that empowers FBOs to exercise better control on all compliance aspects of the product life cycle and aid the business achieve self-compliance objectives, which are in accordance with the business plan
  • Voluntary compliance programs:
    • Schedule 4 compliance
    • Audits
    • Record-keeping
  • Product compliance
  • Recall or traceability plan
  • Licensing or registration:
    • Annual returns
    • Renewals
    • Modiications

The food cYCLE

Key risks and compliance areas

Product lifecycle