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India: FSSAI working on evolving standards for imported food, says Chandramouli

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is working on a mechanism to evolve standards for domestically consumed food items imported from abroad, Dr K Chandramouli, chairperson, FSSAI, said at an ASSOCHAM event held here on Tuesday.

“Our food exporters have to adhere to various stringent set of rules and regulations for exporting food, while we do not strain the same sort of stringency on imported food and thus it is imperative to evolve standards for domestically consumed food as we have been having a lackadaisical approach towards setting standards,” said Dr Chandramouli while sharing his views on initiatives being taken by FSSAI in the areas of regulation in the food sector while addressing an FMCG Summit organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

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