Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous non-constitutional body whose key function is to protect and promote public health. It ensures this by regulating and supervising food safety in the country. The FSSAI focuses on:
- Laying down science-based standards for articles of food
- Regulating the manufacturing, storage, distribution, import and sale of food
- Facilitating the safety of food
The FSSAI comprises a Chairperson and 22 members. Out of these members, a total of one-third must be female candidates. The central government is responsible for recruiting the Chairperson..