The course has been designed to acquaint with the national and international food laws. The course is meant for all the stakeholders of the food chain i.e. producer, procurer, transporter, processor, distributor, retailer, exporter/importer and regulator. The country took a revolution in Food Safety and Quality with the new scientific based food laws and standards designated as Food Safety and Standard Act 2006 followed by its Rules and Regulations, 2011. The continuous improvement in enforcement and their harmonization with Codex standards have laid the foundations and templates for safe and hygienic food.
The course on Food Laws and Standards will help in enhancing the competences in following areas:
Salient features of Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006 and its Rules and Regulations.
Important features of Codex and its scientific principles and relevance to national standards.
Specify the requirements with respect to import/ export of food products.
Importance of AGMARK and BIS.
Ensure the safety and quality of food products as per mandatory legal requirements and voluntary standards including export regulations if required.
The passing criteria for this course is as follows:(a) Final Examination: 70% in the Final Examination(b) Internal Assessment: 30% :The weightage to Internal Assessment is 30% and shall be calculated from the Assignment Quizzes.
The highest 10 assignment quizzes marks will be considered.Passing Criteria: 50% in Final Examination, Internal assessment and Overall .
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