The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a nodal statutory agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health in India through the regulation and supervision of food safety and standards.
FSSAI was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and operates under aegis of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
Functions: FSSAI has been established to lay down standards for various food products in order to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
It lso regulates the manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of food products for human consumption.
Structure: It is led by a non-executive Chairperson. The executive head of FSSAI is the Chief Executive Officer.
Recently, Union Government has appointed former IAS officer Ashish Bahuguna as the chairman of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).