Question raised in Rajya Sabha on actions against adulteration of food items, 12/05/2015
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on actions against adulteration of food items, 12/05/2015. As per information received from the States/UTs by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), state-wise details regarding number of food samples examined, samples found adulterated/misbranded, prosecutions launched and convictions/penalties, for the year 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 (upto 30.9.2014), are at Annexure I (A) to I (D). Item-wise details are, however, not maintained centrally. Implementation and enforcement of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and Rules and Regulations made thereunder primarily rests with State/UT Governments. Random samples of food items are drawn by the State Food Safety Officers and are sent to the laboratories for analysis. The State/UT Governments have been requested by the Department of Health and Family Welfare on 07.01.2015 to finalize State wide Action Plan to draw and test samples of milk products at regular intervals.