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The Food Safety and Standards Authority in Uttarakhand has been established under Food Safety and Standards 2006, which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
Various central Acts like Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, Fruit Products Order, 1955, Meat Food Products Order, 1973, Vegetable Oil Products (Control) Order, 1947, Edible Oils Packaging (Regulation) Order 1988, Solvent Extracted Oil, De- Oiled Meal and Edible Flour (Control) Order, 1967, Milk and Milk Products Order, 1992 have been repealed after commencement of FSS Act, 2006.


Highlights of the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006
1.    The Act aims to establish a single reference point for all matters relating to food safety and standards, by moving from multi- level, multi- departmental control to a single line of command.
2.    The Act establishes an independent statutory Authority – the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India with head office at Delhi. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the State Food Safety Authorities shall enforce various provisions of the Act. In Uttrakhand food safety authority came into force on Aug 5, 2011.
3.    Effective transparent and accountable regulatory framework within which the industry can work efficiently.
4.    Emphasis on gradual shift from regulatory framework to self-compliance
5.    Adequate information dissemination on food to enable consumer to make informed choices.
6.    Compounding and Adjudication of cases to reduce Court’s workload and expedite the disposal of cases.
7.    Enforcement of the legislation by the State Governments/UTs through the State Commissioner for Food Safety and his officers.