Bhanu Pratap Sharma was on 20 July 2015 appointed as Chairperson of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) with effect from 3 July 2015. Sharma is an IAS officer of 1981 batch from Bihar cadre.
Sharma was given this additional charge of FSSAI for three months or till the appointment of a regular incumbent. Currently, he is the Secretary of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
About Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
• FSSAI is a nodal statutory agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health in India through the regulation and supervision of food safety.
• FSSAI was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and operates under aegis of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
• It regulates the manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of food products for human consumption.
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