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FSSAI launched Food Regulatory portal for businesses

PTI
Published : Nov 2, 2017, 3:26 pm IST
Updated : Nov 2, 2017, 3:26 pm IST

About 90 per cent of standards pertaining to food sector has been notified and remaining would also happen soon.

Portal would create a robust environment for uniform implementation of the law across states and union territories.
 Portal would create a robust environment for uniform implementation of the law across states and union territories.

New Delhi: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Thursday launched a portal which will inform businesses about regulations related to the food sector.

FSSAI CEO Pawan Agarwal said the portal focuses on six key areas -- food standards, consistent enforcement, hassle free food imports, credible food testing and codified food safety practices -- of the food sector.

About 90 per cent of standards pertaining to the food sector has been notified and the remaining would also happen soon. This would address concerns of food business across the spectrum by ensuring ease of entry, reduced burden of compliance and facilitating trade, he added.

The food regulator's chairperson Ashish Bahuguna said the platform is beneficial for the sector as it contains all regulatory and safety norms. He said that the portal would create a robust environment for uniform implementation of the law across states and union territories.

Inaugurating the portal, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said the move ensures transparency and predictability of norms. Food regulatory ecosystem must be based on 'One Nation, One Food Law' concept, he added.  

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