FSSAI proposes nation wide implementation of online system for food safety compliance
The Food and Safety Standards Authority of India (‘FSSAI’) by way of a Notification dated 11th September, 2017 has proposed regularization of Food Safety Compliance through Regular Inspections and Sampling (‘FoSCoRIS’). The FoSCoRIS will cater to a nationwide online system for food safety compliance replacing the current system of subjective inspections and sampling.
The Central Advisory Committee (CAC) in the 20th meeting held on 22nd August, 2017 had unanimously decided to implement a web-based FoSCoRIS system in order to verify compliance of food safety and hygiene standards by food business as per regulatory requirements.
- FoSCoRIS is a system to verify compliance of food safety and hygiene standards by food business as per regulatory requirements through inspections and sampling.
- The Food Safety Officer under the new process has to fill in the FSSAI licence number of the Food Business Operator (‘FBO’) and kind of business the FBO is involved in. During the process of inspection, samples can also be picked and noted and the evidence and traceability will follow based on the Unique ID generated for the said sample.
- The FSSAI, Food Safety Commissioners and Designated Officers would have certain accessibility rights to the FoSCoRIS system in the form of viewing and commenting rights to monitor real time inspections and sampling happening.
- The FBO will be able to view their respective inspection report with the facility to get a printout of inspection reports and upload the conformity reports. Their rights would include viewing, commenting, printing, issuing warning notice at the State Level.
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Source: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India