FSSAI to get global standards for food safety, signs with US based Decernis

Under this agreement, Decernis will integrate Indian draft and final standards into its systems to improve the understanding and compliance of users.
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FSSAI has entered into an agreement with US-based Company Decernis, which will help it to get access to database of over 70,000 standards for food additives, food standards, food contact and contaminants from over 170 countries, the organisation said in a statement.

According to Food Safety and Standard Authority of India this database will facilitate in process of standards setting as the system will provide a single platform to search for international regulations which will enable the scientific panels in understanding the global standards and also benchmarking Indian regulation to international standards.

"As per the good regulatory practices, international practices are required to be taken into account, while framing the national standards or guidelines. This module would help FSSAI in accessing various regulations and practices followed globally," shares Pawan Agarwal, CEO- FSSAI.

Under this agreement, Decernis will integrate Indian draft and final standards into its systems to improve the understanding and compliance of users. FSSAI will also assist in occasional client questions regarding the regulations of food standards, food additives, food contact substances, contaminants and pesticide residues. 

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