FSSAI action against food operators violating safety laws  

Violations include lack of licenses and unsafe food

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The food operators violating the rules will face fines and legal action under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

India’s food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has taken stern action against food business operators (FBOs) violating food safety laws. About 1,411 prosecution cases have been initiated against food regulators found violating provisions of the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act, 2006 since April 1, 2023.

The violations include carrying out a food business without a valid license and manufacturing or selling unsafe food. Since the beginning of this financial year, a number of products across various categories such as milk and milk products, spices, packaged drinking water, nutraceuticals, sauces, pickles, chips, jaggery, etc., have been tested to ensure compliance with product standards and safety.

The food operators violating the rules will face fines and legal action under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The FSSAI seeks to prevent non-compliant practices and ensure that consumers across the nation have access to safe and high-quality food products through stringent inspections, monitoring, and enforcement campaigns.

The authority, along with state food authorities, is monitoring the quality and safety of food products for consumers in the country by drawing and testing samples, said officials. It advises all FBOs to follow the standards of food products prescribed by FSSAI and ensure safe and hygienic practices for the manufacturing of food products. Non-compliance may result in strict action.

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