Kirti Delhi, India 226 Questions 325 Answers 23 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Kirti Asked: June 11, 20212021-06-11T17:14:05+05:30 2021-06-11T17:14:05+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS Describe FSSAI Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. Describe FSSAI Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. general Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Ishu Innovative 370 Questions 228 Answers 176 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Best Answer Ishu Innovative 2021-06-11T17:38:58+05:30Added an answer on June 11, 2021 at 5:38 pm Food Hygiene Rating Scheme: About Hygiene Rating: Quality Council of India (QCI) at the behest of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has come out with a Scheme for approval of Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies to scale up Hygiene Rating by increasing the number of recognised Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies in the country. FSSAI Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is an online, transparent scoring and rating process which aims to allow consumers to make informed choices about the places where they eat out & through these choices, encourage businesses to improve their hygiene standards & thus reduce the incidence of food-borne illness. Hygiene Rating reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection by the local authority or recognized third-party audit agency. This is a voluntary scheme applicable to food businesses supplying food directly to consumers either on or off the premises and food businesses are rated on the basis of food hygiene and safety conditions found at the time of inspection. The rating system will be implemented in 2 parts: Hygiene ratings – which will score and rate the FBO on meeting basic requirements ensuring good hygiene practices for all processes including handling raw material, maintaining clean premises, storing food etc. Hygiene ratings + (Also known as “Responsible place to eat”) – Its compliance will enhance the FBO’s scope and responsibility towards providing safe and nutritious food to a larger community. They will be motivated to taking care of their employees, the underprivileged and also serving the customer beyond the mandatory, by making them aware of healthy choices and giving them access to such options. This scheme is voluntary. Current Mandatory Requirements for Food Business Owners (FBOs) as per FSSAI include: Qualified FBOs need to have FSSAI License/ Registration and follow schedule 4 requirements. This aims to provide for adequate measures that are to be adopted to ensure that food being served to the consumers is of good quality and safe to eat. Train all food handlers and appoint a certified Food Safety Supervisors. Access FSS training portal “FOSTAC” to get more information. Must have Food Safety Display Boards prominently displayed in the premises. Get food samples tested periodically. NOTE: Quality Council of India: Set up in 1997, QCI is a pioneering experiment of the Government of India in setting up organizations in partnership with the Indian industry. Indian industry is represented in QCI by three premier industry associations namely Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and FICCI. Its mandate is to establish and operate the National Accreditation Structure (NAS) for conformity assessment bodies and providing accreditation in the field of health, education and quality promotion. Nodal Ministry: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry is the nodal department for QCI. Chairman: The Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister on the recommendation of the industry to the government. FSSAI: It is a statutory, autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. It is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Cancel the best answer Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is E-Waste? Describe Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT).