Third Party Auditing Regulations

FSSAI has notified the Food Safety and Standards (Food Safety Auditing) Regulation 2018. The Regulation empowers the Food Authority to recognize an organization or an agency for carrying out food safety audit and checking compliance with the Act, rules and regulations. Competent agencies satisfying the eligibility criteria as per the Regulation can apply to FSSAI for recognition.

These third party agencies will be working in close coordination with Department. The agencies will conduct audits to ascertain the compliance with standards of food safety and hygiene prescribed under Schedule 4 of the Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Regulation, 2011.

At present, FSSAI has provisionally recognized 22 audit agencies in accordance with Draft Food Safety and Standard (Food Safety Auditing) Regulation, 2017.