Commissionerate of Food Safety
Food Safety & Standards Act 2006 was promulgated by parliament for the unification of food laws in the country and also for timely innovative changes in the regulatory mechanisms. Unlike the penal oriented PFA Act 1954, the new Act aims at achieving Food Safety through self-regulation and thereby promoting discipline in the Food Business Industry in the Country. The FSSA under section 30 also envisages constituting a Commissionerate of Food Safety in all the states for efficient implementation of Food Safety and Standards and other requirements laid down under the Act and the rules and regulations made thereunder. Accordingly, a Commissionerate of Food Safety was constituted in the State of Kerala in July 2009.