Nov 16, 2011
The directorate of food and drugs administration (FDA) in Goa is responsible for implementing and enforcing all food and drug related legislation. This includes controlling the quality of food articles manufactured and sold within Goa as well as manufactured outside the state but sold within.
The recent notification of the food safety and standards (licensing and registrations of food business) regulations 2011 by the Indian government, has put out new rules effective in the state from August 5, 2011. The last date for registering or licensing a food-related business is August 5, 2012.
Food manufacturers and business operators, who have approvals under the Goa prevention of food adulteration rules 1982, will have to convert them to registration/licence under the new regulation by applying to FDA.
Source: The Times of India