FSSAI sets globally benchmarked standards and practices; ensures consistent and transparent enforcement and  credible food testing; facilitates hassle free food imports; improves compliance through training and capacity building of regulatory staff and food businesses, educates citizens by nudging social and behvioural change. FSSAI performs these functions through its several divisions:


FSSAI is the standards setting body for food, where mandatory vertical and horizontal science based standards are set across the food value chain. The Food Safety standards are reviewed taking into account the latest developments in food science, food consumption pattern, new products and additives, advancement in the processing technology and food analytical methods, and identification of new risks. The development of standards is undertaken by 20 Scientific Panels and a Scientific Committee comprising of more then 220 subject independent experts/scientists of eminence.


FSMS fosters a culture of safe food for over 1.3 billion people based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). FSSAI develops industry guides and training materials, which is used for upgrading the level of food safety implementation by the food businesses, especially in the SME sector across the country.


RCD manages all the affairs relating to licensing & registration of Food Business Operators through FLRS, Enforcement activity of FSS Act in coordination with the State/UTs, Training of regulatory staff, Third Party Audit and Food Safety Compliance through Regular Inspection & Sampling (FoSCORIS)


QA Division notifies food laboratories and research institutions accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories for the purposes of carrying out analysis of samples by the Food Analysts. Notification of food testing laboratories/referral laboratories including recognition, renewal, suspension, de-recognition, etc. Audits (initial and surveillance) of food testing laboratories as a part of recognition and notification process.  


Import Division processes applications for food import clearance. Currently, FSSAI is functioning at six Ports viz. Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Kochi and Tuticorin covering 21 points of entry. Import Division has integrated its online Food Import Clearance System (FICS) with ICEGATE system (Indian Customs and Central Excise Electronic Commerce/Electronic Data interchange (EC/EDI) Gateway) of Department of Customs.


Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) is a huge ecosystem with a mandate of training of 50 lakhs Food Safety Supervisors. Training Division through eminent domain experts has developed new courses, updation of existing courses, creation of Training Manuals, creating and managing online and digitized courses, empanelment of Training partners, Training of Trainers for all courses etc.


For ensuring safe and wholesome food to every Indian citizen on a sustainable basis, reliance on traditional regulatory tools alone would not suffice - it is imperative to actively work towards Social and Behavioral change. Structured awareness and capacity building through IEC and social and behavioral change has been setup to create a country-wide Information network for public & consumers; and to promote general awareness on food safety and food standards.


International Cooperation division is the nodal division to coordinate and deal with matters pertaining to international issues in food safety. The Division liaisons with representatives of various countries/agencies for collaboration on food safety through signing of formal arrangements/MoU’s IC Division also carries out capacity building exercises with various countries/ agencies by conducting meeting/workshops/Conferences/Symposiums on food safety and related areas.  


Risk Assessment Cell develops framework for carrying out risk assessment based studies. Scheme of Research & Development/ for Food Quality and Safety has been developed by the Authority. FSSAI through Grant in Aid supports the research projects / proposals achieving the objectives of the Food Safety & Standards Act 2006.


Regulation Division notifies new regulations of Food Safety and makes amendment thereof. The division also deals with the issues related to Convening Shadow Committee meetings; National Codex Committee; Core group meetings; Debriefing Meetings; National Codex Committee meetings; Task force; Workshops; Colloquium.


All the legal matters of this Authority are handled centrally by the Legal Division. Presently, the division is handling more than 900 cases in various courts. The division also provides Legal advice on MOUs and Agreements entered into by all other divisions.


General Administration Division is responsible for maintenance of the office building,
Logistics arrangements, procurement of Furniture, Fixtures and Stationery items,  monitoring of Facility Management Services, Electricity and Water Supply, etc, printing of manuals, folders, flyers, letter heads, etc. and coordination of RTI matters.


HR Division looks after the service matters of employees, Salary and attendance of employees, Record maintenance, Court cases, Vigilance matters, Leave salary & Pension contribution, LTC, Advances, Medical facilities and Leave maintenance.


Finance Division is responsible for management of all accounts related matter, maintenance of PBR, release of salary of all employees and processing of all other type of bills accounts related matter, etc.

15.     IT Division

FSSAI adopts large scale efficient technologies for ensuring efficiency, transparency, enhanced outreach, controlled and more effective compliance systems to drive performance for the FSSAI, which is a regulatory body which deals with food licenses and registration for the food safety of common citizens of the country. Information Technology (IT) Division has been set up in-house to accomplish this task in more efficient way. Various major portals maintained by IT division are:

  • Pan- India Training Management Portal-FoSTac
  • Common Inspection and Surveillance Portal- FoSCoRIS
  • Developing new Licensing and compliance System- FoSCoS

There are several other portals/microsites FFRC, DART, IFSA, EatingRight,  Experience Zone Portal, Recruitment Portal, Scientific Portals and Internship Portals along with other social media activities, testing of applications to test the work-flow etc.


16.    Rajbhasha: हिंदी प्रभाग के मुख्‍य कार्य निम्‍नानुसार हैं:

  • प्रभागों हिंदी की तिमाही रिपोर्टें मंगवाकर उन्‍हें समेकित करके मंत्रालय, राजभाषा विभाग और नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्‍वयन समिति को समेकित रिपोर्ट भेजना,
  • राजभाषा कार्यान्‍वयन समिति की बैठकों का आयोजन करना,
  • हिंदी कार्यशालाएँ करना,
  • प्रभागों और क्षेत्रीय कार्यालयों में हिंदी कार्य की प्रगति का निरीक्षण करना,
  • हिंदी पखवाड़े का आयोजन करना,
  • हिंदी की प्रोत्‍साहन योजनाओं का क्रियान्‍वयन करना,
  • संसदीय राजभाषा समिति के निरीक्षणों से संबंधित कार्य करना,
  • प्रभागों से अनुवाद के लिए प्राप्‍त सामग्रियों का हिंदी अनुवाद करना,
  • हिंदी कार्यान्‍वयन के संबंध में मंत्रालय, राजभाषा विभाग, संसदीय राजभाषा समिति आदि से प्राप्‍त निर्देशों का अनुपालन कराना,
  • नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्‍वयन  समिति की बैठकों में भाग लेना,

FSSAI Officials / Staff Details

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Central Assistance

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Central Assistance for the Last 4 Years. Details are tabulated below:

  (Rupees in Crore)
Financial Year Actual Received from Ministry
2013-14 56.93
2014-15 41.11
2015-16 54.88
2016-17 54.61