Dec 15, 2018
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has laid down certain standard operating procedures (SOPs). These SOPs are made for their food safety officers so that they follow and adhere to the conformity of the Food Safety and Standards Regulations (FSSR) for organic food.“It was meant to serve as guidelines to the FSOs to inspect an organic product and traceability-related documentation,” stated a senior FSSAI functionary.
“Under Regulation 7 of Chapter II of the Organic Food Regulations 2017, the organic food product must comply with all the relevant provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act for additives, contaminants, toxins and residues, along with labeling and packaging, amongst others,” said the note by FSSAI. The samples of organic foods can thus be taken for testing by the officers”.
It is obligatory for the retailers to make a record of purchases so that the product data can be traced back to them as and when required. The retailers should be well informed that the products which are being sold are from certified distributors. Following this, it is mandatory for the retailers to keep records of the original source of product.