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Mrs. Ramvati has started her own bread manufacturing unit. She wants to get her manufacturing unit certified by Government of India.

a. Name the new Food safety Act implemented in India.

b. Which year it was implemented?

c. Enlist any four functions of the new Food safety Act.

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a. The new Food safety Act - Food Safety and Standards Act

b. Year -2006

c. Four functions of FSSA

1. Framing of regulations to lay down the standards and guidelines for articles of food and system of enforcing various standards.

2. Laying down mechanisms and guidelines for accreditation of certification bodies for certification of food safety management system for food businesses and accreditation of laboratories and notification of the accredited laboratories.

3. To provide scientific advice and technical support to Central Government and State Governments for framing the policy and rules related to food safety and nutrition.

4. Collect and collate data regarding food consumption, incidence and prevalence of biological risk, contaminants in food, residues of various contaminants in foods products, identification of emerging risks and introduction of rapid alert system.
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