HospitalityBiz India
Hotels FoodService Operations Ministry Associations Equipment Editorial HR Technology Technology Advisory Board Community
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter instagram
    Home > NewsTrack

FSSAI likely to establish food safety special courts soon

Monday, October 19, 2009, 15:00 Hrs  [IST]
By FnB Staff | Mumbai

In view of the large number of pending cases related to non-compliance of food laws under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is likely to establish food safety special courts in India. It is learnt that around 1,00,000 cases related to violence of PFA Act and Rules by the food processors in the country are pending in various courts and tribunals.

In order to regulate the food processing industry in the country, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has proposed to establish Food Safety Special Courts under the provision of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, FSSAI sources said.

In a draft regulation, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has proposed that the “state government may, if considered necessary for purposes of the trial of offences relating to grievous injury or death of consumer for which punishment of imprisonment for more than three years has been prescribed under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, constitute as many Special Courts with the concurrence of Chief Justice of the High Court as may be necessary for such area or areas.”

The regulation also said that “state government may determine the number, nature and categories of other officers and employees required in the office of the Food Safety Special Courts. The Food Safety Special Courts may be situated where the Food Safety Commissioner or the state government may think fit preferably at district headquarters. A Special Court may, on its own motion, or on an application made by the Public Prosecutor and if it considers it expedient or desirable so to do, sit for any of its proceedings at any place within its jurisdiction other than its ordinary place of sitting.”

For every Food Safety Special Courts, the state government shall appoint a Public Prosecutor, Additional Public Prosecutors and/or Special Public Prosecutors, it is learnt.

Print News Email News Back
Bookmark to Add to NewsvineNewsvine Bookmark with Digg ItDigg
Add RSS to Add to Google Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe
* Name :    
* Email :    
* Message :  
Dr D Kumar Nov 5, 2009 8:43 PM
So ball will remain in the state Govt"s court. What the central Govt or FSSAI will do if state Govt turns a blind eye ?
  Down to Townhouse
  Philips Lighting adds one more LightLounge with Hue Premium Zone concept in Bengaluru
Receive the best of Hospitality content in your mailbox.
Weekly e-Newsletter
Events Calendar
Hotelier Summit India
June 5-7, 2017

Tourism Investors Meet 2017
FICCI, New Delhi
July 5-6

CII Tamil Nadu Travel Mart
July 6-8, 2017

IATO Convention
Mayfair Convention Centre,
September 7-10, 2017

ITB Asia
Marina Bay Sands,
October 25-27, 2017

Business and Luxury Travel Mart
Delhi (BLTM)

October 26-27, 2017

IDE Expo Summit
October, 2017

JW Marriott Hotel
Mumbai Sahar
Nov 20-21, 2017
© Copyright 2016 Saffron Synergies Pvt Ltd