All Sections of FSS Act 2006

All Sections of FSS Act (the Food Safety and Standards Act) 2006 are very important for FSSAI Authorities, Staffs as well as for those aspirants preparing for the FSSAI Exam 2002. In this post, I am providing all the Sections of FSS Act 2006 and the bold ones are the important sections of FSS Act 2006.

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Sections of FSS Act 2006 – General Introduction

The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 received the assent of the President on 23rd August, 2006,and is hereby published for general information:-FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS ACT, 2006 No. 34 OF 2006.

It is an Act to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import, to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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FSSAI i.e. Food Safety and Standard Authority of India is solely responsible for the Safety of Indians and for the maintenance of standards in terms of food. To ensure this, FSSAI has launched many schemes collectively known as FSSAI Initiatives.

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All Sections of FSS Act (the Food Safety and Standard Act) 2006

TopicsSection of FSS Act 2006
Short title, extent, and commencement.1
Declaration as to the expediency of control by the Union.2
Establishment of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.4
Composition of Food Authority and qualifications for appointment of its Chairperson and other Members.5
Selection Committee for selection of Chairperson and Members of Food Authority.6
Term of office, salary, allowances, and other conditions of service of Chairperson and Members of Food Authority.7
Removal of Chairperson and Members of Food Authority.8
Officers and other employees of Food Authority.9
Functions of the Chief Executive Officer.10
Central Advisory Committee.11
Functions of Central Advisory Committee.12
Scientific Panels.13
Scientific Committee.14
Procedure for Scientific Committee and Scientific Panel.15
Duties and functions of Food Authority.16
Proceedings of Food Authority.17
General principles to be followed in the administration of the Act.18
Use of food additive or processing aid.19
Contaminants, naturally occurring toxic substances, heavy metals, etc.20
Pesticides, veterinary drugs residues, antibiotic residues, and microbiological counts.21
Genetically modified foods, organic foods, functional foods, proprietary foods, etc.22
Packaging and labelling of foods.23
Restrictions of advertisement and prohibition as to unfair trade practices.24
All imports of articles of food are to be subject to this Act.25
Responsibilities of the food business operator.26
Liability of the manufacturers, packers, wholesalers, distributors, and sellers.27
Food recall procedures.28
Authorities responsible for enforcement of Act.29
Commissioner of Food Safety of the State.30
Licensing and registration of food business.31
Improvement notices.32
Prohibition orders.33
Emergency prohibition notices and orders.34
Notification of food poisoning.35
Designated Officer.36
Food Safety Officer.37
Powers of Food Safety Officer.38
Liability of Food Safety Officer in certain cases.39
Purchaser may have food analysed.40
Power of search, seizure, investigation, prosecution, and procedure thereof.41
Procedure for launching prosecution.42
Recognition and accreditation of laboratories, research institutions, and referral food laboratories.43
Recognition of organisation or agency for food safety audit.44
Food Analysts.45
Functions of Food Analyst.46
Sampling and analysis.47
General provisions relating to offences.48
General provisions relating to penalty.49
Penalty for selling food, not of the nature or substance or quality demanded.50
Penalty for sub-standard food.51
Penalty for misbranded food.52
Penalty for misleading advertisement.53
Penalty for food containing extraneous matter.54
Penalty for failure to comply with the directions of the Food Safety Officer.55
Penalty for unhygienic or unsanitary processing or manufacturing of food.56
Penalty for possessing adulterant.57
Penalty for contraventions for which no specific penalty is provided.58
Punishment for unsafe food.59
Punishment for interfering with seized items.60
Punishment for false information.61
Punishment for obstructing or impersonating a Food Safety Officer.62
Punishment for carrying out a business without license.63
Punishment for subsequent offences.64
Compensation in case of injury or death of the consumer.65
Offences by companies.66
Penalty for contravention of provisions of this Act in case of import of articles of food to be in addition to penalties provided under any other Act.67
Power to compound offences.69
Establishment of Food Safety Appellate Tribunal.70
Procedure and powers of the Tribunal.71
Civil court not to have jurisdiction.72
Power of court to try cases summarily.73
Special courts and Public Prosecutor.74
Power to transfer cases to regular courts.75
The time limit for prosecutions.77
Power of court to implead manufacturer, etc.78
Magistrate’s power to impose enhanced punishment.79
Defenses which may or may not be allowed in prosecution under this Act.80
Budget of Food Authority.81
Finances of the Food Authority.82
Accounts and audit of Food Authority.83
Annual report of Food Authority.84
Power of Central Government to issue directions to Food Authority and obtain reports and returns.85
Power of Central Government to give directions to State Governments.86
Members, officers of Food Authority, and Commissioner of Food Safety to be public servants.87
Protection of action taken in good faith.88
Overriding effect of this Act over all other food-related laws.89
Transfer of existing employees of Central Government Agencies governing various food-related Acts or Orders to Food Authority.90
Power of Central Government to make rules.91
Power of Food Authority to make regulations.92
Laying of rules and regulations before Parliament.93
Power of State Government to make rules.94
Reward by State Government.95
Recovery of penalty.96
Repeal and savings.97
Transitory provisions for food standards.98
Milk and Milk Products Order, 1992 shall be deemed to be regulations made under this Act.99
Amendments to the Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles, and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply, and Distribution) Act, 1992.100
Power to remove difficulties.
topics under FSS Act 2006Sections under FSS Act 2006


  1. Which Section of FSS Act says about the establishment of FSSAI?

    Section 4

  2. Which Section of FSS Act deals with the composition and qualification of the Food Authority?

    Section 5

  3. Which Section of FSS Act says about the licensing and registration of FBOs?

    section 31

  4. Which Section of FSS Act says about the power of Food Safety Officer?

    Section 38

  5. Which Section of FSS Act deals with the Functions of a Food Analyst?

    Section 45

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