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Working to streamline food items approval process: Nadda

In a bid to streamline domestic food manufacturing sector, Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Tuesday stressed on the need to have safe and wholesome food, and local manufacturing of food products under the ‘Make in India’ campaign.

“This will not only clear the approval of several pending proposals for food products but will also give the much needed push to the domestic food processing industry,” Nadda said while stressing that there should not be any compromise with quality and safety of the food products.

Nadda also emphasised that manufacturing process adheres to standards and procedures under the mandate of the Food Safety and Standard Authority (FSSA) Act 2006 to ensure that the food that is consumed is safe, healthy and wholesome.

Various issues pertaining to regulation under the FSSAI Act 2006, including the mechanism for ‘product approval were discussed at a review meeting, where stakeholders from the food processing industries, secretary, Department of Food Processing, Chairman & CEO, FSSAI and officials of health ministry were present, according to a statement issued by the ministry.
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