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FSSAI launches FoSCoRIS'

Food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched a nationwide online platform FoSCoRIS'  to bring in transparency in food safety inspection and sampling
FSSAI has asked states to adopt this system as it would help eliminate discrepancy and make food safety officers accountable.


Benefits of the platform

  • The web-based 'FoSCoRIS' system will help verify compliance of food safety and hygiene standards by food businesses as per the government norms.
  • It would help eliminate discrepancy and make food safety officers accountable.
  • The new system will bring together all key stakeholders -- food businesses, food safety officers (FSOs), designated officers, state food safety commissioners
  • The system will ease out the process of sample collection, make it transparent and traceable and controls the quality of compliances

About FSSAI

  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
  • It has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
  • It is headed by a non-executive Chairperson, appointed by the Central Government
  • Ashish Bahuguna is the current Chairperson for FSSAI and Pawan Kumar Agarwal is the current Chief Executive Officer for FSSAI.
  • It has its headquarters at New Delhi. 
  • It also has 6 regional offices located in Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kolkata, Cochin, and Chennai.
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