Media Interaction about New FSS Act, 2006 (Dated : 25-08-2011)



Presentation on New Era in Food Safety

FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

Media persons assembled for an informal interaction

A brief media interaction was organized on 3rd August, Delhi. CEO FSSAI, Directors, and select media persons, including PTI, as well as Business Editor, Dainik Bhaskar, were present on the occasion.

A presentation on - THE NEW ERA IN FOOD SAFETY, was made by Director (Admin), FSSAI who briefly explained the salient points of the new FSS Act 2006.

Dir (A), discussing the salient points of the new FSS Act.

Sh. V.N. Gaur, CEO, FSSAI, clarified how the new law provides for general provision relating to Penalties, Punishments, Adjudication, Compounding and Summary Trials for food related offences, bringing about a quick and meaningful remedy for various offences and violations.

CEO, FSSAI answering the queries of Media Persons

He explained the transparent system of governance, within the Authority, and Central Advisory Committee of FSSAI. There is constant interaction and participation amongst the various stakeholders to arrive at important decisions. The expert groups, technical committees, scientific panels, after thorough and detailed discussion, arrive at conclusions.

The various drafts, so generated, are put on FSSAI portal, for public comments and also from stakeholders.

Interaction of Media Persons with FSSAI officials

The media persons took keen interest about food science, especially new food items and complimented that such a law is a welcome step for the entire 120 million population of our great country.

The implementation machinery in states, the imported food, the system of licensing, registration, and roles of Laboratories were discussed at length. FSSAI appreciates the interest shown by media in the new law.

CEO, FSSAI exhorted that media being an important stakeholder of the society must take forward the message of Food Safety to each and every corner of the country.

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