Question raised in Lok Sabha on Norms of Food Safety, 22/07/2016. Standards for articles of food prescribed under the Food Safety (FSS) Act, 2006 and regulations thereunder, are primarily enforced by the Food Safety Departments of the States/Union Territories.
Random sampling and testing of food products, etc. is undertaken by officials of Food Safety Departments of the respective States/UTs to check compliance of standards laid down under the FSS Act, 2006 and Regulations thereunder.
In cases, where the food samples are found to be non-conforming to the prescribed standards, recourse is taken to penal provisions under Chapter IX of the FSS Act, 2006.
As per the information made available by State/UT Governments to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the details of samples collected, tested, found not conforming and action taken during the year 2014-15 are at Annexure.