FSSAI has prepared “Manual for Food Safety Officers” for guidance of Food Safety Officers (FSOs) to ensure food regulatory compliance under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and Rules and Regulations made thereunder. Umbrella Food Safety law enacted in 2006 envisaged a unified food safety law in the spirit of “One Nation One Food Law” to ensure food safety is maintained in a consistent and effective manner across the country. FSO being the field level officer vested with regulatory functions and powers is responsible for uniform and consistent application of regulatory provisions. FSSAI has come out with this Manual to ensure transparency, objectivity and consistency in implementation and application of food law throughout the country. This Manual takes into account the role of FSO in particular and covers the regulatory provisions, regulations, inspections, sampling, surveillance and procedures to be followed by FSOs in discharging their duties.

November 2017
Manual for Food Safety Officers (FSOs). (Uploaded on: 08.11.2017).