Codex Contact Point
National Codex Contact Point Food Safety and Standards Authority of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi -110002 INDIA Tel: +91-11-23237439

Competent authorities

Name of authority
1 Food safety and standards Authority of India(FSSAI)
Export Inspection Council of India (EIC)
1 FSSAI: lays down science based standards for articles of food and regulates their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption:
EIC : ensures sound development of export trade of India through Quality Control and Inspection and for matters connected thereof.
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
Food safety and standards Authority of India(FSSAI)

Food safety and consumer protection – laws and regulations

In due course lists of legislation related to food safety and consumer protection in each country will be provided. This will be based on FAO's database on Food Legislation (FAOLEX) verified with countries before uploading.

The national Codex programme

National Codex consultative mechanism
The National Codex Committee and National Codex Contact Point (NCCP) of India has been constituted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). A Shadow Committee on subject matters corresponding to the Codex Committees to assist the NCC in the study or consideration of technical matters and providing comments has been formulated, constituted by Representatives from different ministries, Representatives from Educational and research Institutions, Representatives from Industry Associations,Consumer associations and Experts/Scientists from concerned areas.
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
Representatives from different ministries viz, Ministry of Health and family Welfare, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Food processing and Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Fisheries,, Representatives from Educational and Research Institutions, Representatives from Industry Associations,Consumer associations and Experts/Scientists from concerned areas.

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
Export Inspection Council of India, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, National Institute of Nutrition, Central Insecticide Board, Tea Board of India etc.
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
Official Laboratory
The list of officially accredited Labs is provided on the FSSAI's website. The link for the same is as follows:
Official Competence

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
Integrated Disease surveillance programme is the surveillance system under National Health Mission for all States & Union territories which comes under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
Samples of all food products are collected by the Food safety officers of States from different regions and the same are sent to officially accredited Labs for analysis.
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