FSSAI to Launch Testing scheme for Licensed Dairy Units

Published on July 13, 2019
Current context: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) plans to launch a scheme for sampling, testing and inspection of milk
FSSAI to Launch Testing scheme for Licensed Dairy Units
  • The scheme is to be launched from October 1, 2019, to set up a self- monitoring mechanism for licensed dairy establishments
  • As per the scheme, The milk processors will have to undertake quality and safety tests at regular intervals
  • The step is taken after a few samples were found containing adulterants in FSSAI’s National Milk Quality Survey last year
  • The state authorities are advised to strengthen the enforcement along with State Animal Husbandry Departments
  • The scheme will enhance the internal control of FSSAI at licenced dairy processing establishments

About FSSAI:

  • Concerned Act: the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
  • Department: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
  • Purpose: To regulate the manufacture, storage, sale and import of safe and wholesome food for human consumption by laying down science-based standards of measurement

Question: 

Q.1 Which organisation of GOI is tasked to verify the standard of food for human consumption?
a. Food processing department
b. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
c. APEDA
d. Food distribution department

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