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Govt working to streamline process for approval of food items


New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry along with the Food Safety and Standard Authority is working to streamline the process for time-bound approval of food products.

“This will not only clear the approval of several pending proposals for food products but will also give the much needed push to the domestic food processing industry,” Union Health Minister J P Nadda today said while stressing that there should not be any compromise with quality and safety of the food products.

Nadda also emphasised that manufacturing process adheres to standards and procedures under the mandate of the Food Safety and Standard Authority (FSSA) Act 2006 to ensure that the food that is consumed is safe, healthy and wholesome.

Various issues pertaining to regulation under the FSSAI Act 2006, including the mechanism for ‘product approval were discussed at a review meeting, where stakeholders from the food processing industries, Secretary, Department of Food Processing, Chairman & CEO, FSSAI and officials of Union Health Ministry were present, according to a statement issued by the Ministry.

Nadda today also stressed on the need to have safe and wholesome food, and local manufacturing of food products under the ‘Make in India’ campaign of Indian government.