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Government of India
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
22-November-2010 16:34 IST
International Standard of Food Processing Industries
Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, Minister of Food Processing Industries, informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that the Government proposes to bring the domestic food regulations at par with international standard.

The Minister said that in pursuance of the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, Government of India has already constituted Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The objective of this Authority is to promote consistency of domestic food standards with that of international technical food standards. FSSAI while frame regulations specifies standards under this Act by taking into account the existing international standards and practices, the Minister informed the House.