FSSAI wants jurisdiction over India’s food trade
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) wants to amend the Food Safety and Standards Act so that it gets more jurisdiction over India’s food exports & imports. The proposal by the agency to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare also encompasses accountability for food-related offences. FSSAI also wants to bring animal feed under its scope of work so as to enhance the overall quality & safety of food. The plan also aims to simplify the licensing process required by food businesses & regulations for e-commerce agencies by doing away with the annual renewal of food company licenses.