The Government of India has enacted the Food Safety and Standards Act,2006 (34 of 2006) and it has come into force throughout the country from 5th August 2011 by repealing the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 and seven other orders specified in the Second Schedule of the Act 34 of 2006. This legislation regulates manufacturers, storage, distribution, sale, and import of food products.
- The department aims to ensure Safe and Healthy Food and Water to the citizens of Malda to develop healthy food habits.
- To implement food safety Act, 2006 and rules and regulations made there under by strengthening food safety branch in the District through e- governess.
- To create Consumers awareness in Food Business Operators towards the responsibility to provide safe and healthy food in a hygienic manner.