What is the difference between FSSAI and FCI

What is the difference between FSSAI and FCI

FCI stands Food Corporation of India. It is an organization created and run by the Government of India and also run by state Governments. Its top official is designated as Chairman, The Food Corporation of India procures rice and wheat from farmers through many routes like paddy purchase centers/mill levy/custom milling and stores them in depots. FCI maintains many types of depots like food storage depots and buffer storage complexes and private equity go downs and also implemented latest storage methods of silo storage facilities

FSSAI stand Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. It is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety. This act also sets up the formulation and enforcement of food safety standards in India.

The FSSAI has prescribed standards for following food products:

• Dairy products and analogues

• Fats, oils and fat emulsions

• Fruits and vegetable products

• Cereal and cereal products

• Meat and meat products

• Fish and fish products

• Sweets & confectionery

• Sweetening agents including honey

• Salt, spices, condiments and related products

• Beverages, (other than dairy and fruits & vegetables based)

• Other food product and ingredients

• Proprietary food

• Irradiation of food

FSSAI issues three types of license based on nature of food business and turnover:

1. Registration: For Turnover less than Rs. 12 Lakh

2. State License: For Turnover between Rs. 12 Lakh to Rs. 20 Crore

3. Central License: For Turnover above Rs. 20 Crore

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