Functions of FDCA

  • To carry out inspection and grant license under FSSA act to food manufactures/Dealer/Wholesales/retailers/hawker and to prosecute unlicensed manufacturer/sellers.
  • To look after sanitation & hygiene of food units and people working in it.
  • To draw as and when required food samples and to prosecute responsible persons selling/manufacturing/adulterated/misbranded foods in the respective courts.
  • To educate people regarding the menace of food poisoning and to enable them to take the precautions to prevent it.
  • To provided information regarding FSSA act 2006 to the needed and to help people to understand the act better.
  • To prepare sampling program and plan of action to cover all food articles based on season basis and accordingly samples are collected.
  • strict vigil throughout the year is kept on milk, edible oils, species, sweets, bakery products, mineral water and packaged drinking water, pan masala, Gutkha, Confectioneries, namkeens and processed food products.
  • In summer more priority is given to cold drinks, fruit juices, Mango Juice (mango milk shake), Ice cream, Ice candies, Khoa and Khoa based sweets.
  • To provide food security to the VVIP as per the directives of Government.
  • Food samples collected by the Food Inspectors are analyzed at the 3 Government laboratories. These laboratories also analyze the samples send by the businessman's/consumers with necessary fees.
  • NABL accreditation - Vadodara lab was first to get accreditation ( 55 tests ) in the country among state govt labs. For additional tests work is going on to get accreditation in this year. Process to get accreditation for Food Lab for Bhuj also started and will be done during 2008-2010.For Rajkot Food Lab new building construction & accreditation work will be done in 2009-2011.
  • Computerization - ON - LINE LICENSING. For sales licenses it is OPERATIONAL SINCE 1ST January 2007. For manufacturing sector - The Department has planned to start Online application for different License / Product License / Different Certificates etc & to be issue the same online.for that Data & Back Data Entry work is in progress.
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