FSSAI notifies 155 Points of Entry for food imports

FSSAI has decided to review the Points of Entry notified for food imports taking into account the trend/volume of food import, testing facilities, and logistics infrastructure. Accordingly, the food regulator has decided to notify Authorised Officers at 155 specified Points of Entry for food import.

An official with the FSSAI has said that it was done to put in place a robust food regulatory framework at the Points of Entry to ensure the mandate of safe food imports in India.

FSSAI has issued a notification of Authorised Officers under the FSS (Import) Regulation, 2017, which regulates the import of food articles into India, to ensure their safety.

The notification reads that FSSAI officials and custom officials (any official of rank of superintendent/ appraiser/inspector/examiner) at all Airports/Ports/ICD/SEZ/LCS mentioned by FSSAI were notified from 01.04.2024 as Authorised Officers for the jurisdiction mentioned against each Airport/Port/ICD/LCS for food import clearance till further orders. This notification is in supersession to all previous notifications/orders issued, reads the FSSAI notification.