A bill to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India 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 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Paving the way for setting up of an authority to regulate food items across the country, the Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a Bill to amend the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.