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Recent Updates from FSSAI


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) 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.

Circulars & Notifications

Food Safety Display Boards (FSDBs)

In addition to the existing mandatory requirement of displaying FSSAI License/ Registration Number, it will also be mandatory for FBOs to display these Food Safety Display Boards at FBO premise. The information for the same had been sent to our members last year. NRAI encourages its members to print the FSDB (with their FSSAI Licence Number) in A3 size and display it prominently at their premises. For more information and downloading the FSDB, use the following link – http://www.fssai.gov.in/home/safe-food-practices/food-safety-display-boards.html.

Hygiene Rating / Serve Safe

Hygiene Rating Scheme and Responsible Place to Eat are new schemes under Project Serve Safe, initiated with an intent of ensuring that consumer make informed choices while eating out and also encouraging food businesses to showcase and improve their food hygiene standards. It reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection by the local authority.

Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

A series of sector specific Food Safety Management System (FSMS) Guidance Documents have been developed/underdevelopment with the intent to provide implementation guidance to food businesses (especially the small and medium businesses) involved in manufacturing, packing, storage and transportation to ensure that critical food safety related aspects are addressed throughout the supply chain.

Menu Labelling

It is aimed at informing consumers about the calorific value and content of the food. It is a crucial step towards helping citizens make informed choices.

Swastha Bharat Yatra

Leveraging the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a Pan-India cyclothon called ‘Swastha Bharat Yatra’, an outreach of ‘Eat Right India’ movement is being organized.  This All India Cyclothon will be used as a vehicle to promote public health through creation of community champions and ambassadors at the grassroots levels.  A total of 150 ‘Volunteer-Cyclists’ and a convoy including the ‘Eat Right Mobile Unit’ and “Mobile Food Testing Unit” would travel across the country every single day for 100 days to build awareness around food safety, healthy diets, and combating food adulteration.  The cyclothon will be flagged off on 16thOctober, 2018 (World Food Day) from six different locations.  After covering almost all States/UTs, it will culminate at New Delhi on 27th January, 2019.  There would be ‘stop-overs’ and ‘transit halts’ on the way, where awareness building activities would be taken up.

Our Association is an industry partner for this event, and we are supporting this important initiative through active participation of all our members.  The Restaurant Industry is a key stakeholder and plays an instrumental role in determining the health and wellness of the nation by offering good quality safe food and healthy eating choices to citizens.  It is therefore crucial for the industry to be a part of this important milestone in shaping the health of our nation.

Food Safety Supervisors’ Training Programme

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has mandated the requirement of having at least one trained and certified Food Safety Supervisor in each Food Service Establishment. The Food Safety Supervisor will have the responsibility of ensuring hygiene and food safety implementation in their respective establishments.
NRAI is a training partner with FSSAI for the training of these supervisors. The association is conducting free of charge trainings for the same in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru and looking to expand their reach in more cities.
Members are requested to avail this facility and forward the names of the personnel to be trained to info@nrai.org.