Food and Drug Control Administration


Drugs Control Administration (DCA), Gujarat came into existence on 1st May 1960 after separation of Gujarat State from Greater Bombay State and Mr. B.V. Patel became the first director of DCA, Gujarat.

DCA, Gujarat was entrusted implementation of Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 & Rules 1945 and Drugs Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement) Act 1954. Mr. B.V. Patel played a vital role in establishing well defined administrative structure, policies and procedures of DCA, Gujarat.He seeded the present culture of this department industry friendly, prompt & strict action against law breakers. He also took initiative to establish state of art Drug Laboratory equipped with latest equipments at Vadodara.

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 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.

Gazettee Notification – Prohibit storage, distribution & sale of Maggi Noodles & Veg. Hakka Noodles (Leong brand)

Statistical Information of Food & Drugs Control Admn. (Gujarat State)

Pharmacist’s Day – September-25”

Dr. H. G. Koshia
Dr. H. G. Koshia,


Licencing Authority (Drug) & Commissioner Of Food Safety

Who’s Who

Shri Y. D. Chauhan, Joint Commissioner (Drug)

Phone: 079-23253410

Joint Commissioner (Drug)

Phone: 079-23253410


Food & Drugs Control Administration

Block No 8, 1st Floor,
Dr. Jivraj Mehta Bhavan, Gandhinagar

Phone: 91-79-23253417

Fax: 91-79-23253400

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