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Food Safety and Drugs Administration, Uttarakhand has been constituted by Uttarakhand Government on May 30th 2019, to effectively implement various laws related to Food Safety (Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 and its Rules and Regulations) and Drugs control (Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 etc.). FDA Uttarakhand is headed by the Food Safety and Drug Commissioner, and has its headquarters at Office of Director General, Medical Health and Family welfare, Danda Lakhond, Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

FDA has been constituted with four wings viz.-

  1. Food Safety wing:
  2. Drug Control wing
  3. Laboratory wing
  4. Vigilance wing


      FDA had responsibility of ensuring the availability of safe and hygienic food (Responsibility of Food safety wing) and to ensure that the drugs and cosmetics sold in Uttarakhand are safe, effective and confirm to quality standards (Responsibility of Drug control wing). To achieve these objectives, FDA perform various activities e.g. inspection, issuing notices and ensuring compliance, sampling, testing of sampling and report generation, taking legal action on the basis of lab report, licensing/registration, imposing penalty through adjudicating officers, filing case at CJM  and other courts etc.