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Challenges And Solutions In The Implementation Of The Prevention Of Food Adulteration Act, 1954

Jatin Sharma, Amity University Rajasthan


Food safety is the primary concern for governments and people around the world. It is critical for public health to ensure that the food we consume is safe and free of adulteration. The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act (PFA) of India, passed in 1954, was a crucial step in regulating and monitoring food safety. The act has been amended several times throughout the years and is now known as the Food Safety and Standards act, 2006. Despite the legislative framework, the implementation of food safety standards continues to pose considerable obstacles. This article will look at the issues and solutions for improving the effectiveness of the PFA and its modern-day counterpart, the Food Safety and Standards Act.

While the legal framework is in place, ensuring the efficient application of these regulations remains a difficult and diverse process. Food safety is more than just a legal requirement; it is a shared obligation shared by the government, the food sector, and the consumers. This essay tries to untangle the intricate web of issues encountered during the implementation of the PFA Act and the FSSA, as well as to give inventive and realistic ideas to improve food safety. It is a journey that touches the heart of public health, commerce, culture, and social well-being in India, and it has the potential to influence the nation's food safety environment in the future.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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