Analysis of Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 with respect to Right to Health

  • Riya Sarkar
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  • Riya Sarkar

    Pursued LL.M. from Christ (Deemed to be University) Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Right to health an inalienable right to guarantee the same the constitution of India has incorporated the same in the fundamental rights and the Directive principles of the state policies. The Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) is a comprehensive legislation aimed at ensuring the safety and quality of food products in India. The Act includes a number of rules that govern how food items are made, stored, distributed, and sold in order to protect the public's health. This analysis focuses on the FSSA's relationship with the right to health. The right to health is a fundamental human right recognized by international law, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), to which India is a signatory. The right to health includes access to safe and nutritious food, which is a basic requirement for the maintenance of good health. The FSSA aims to promote and protect the right to health by ensuring that food products are safe and of good quality. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is established under the Act and is tasked with establishing standards for food items, regulating their production, storage, distribution, and sale, and enforcing adherence to the requirements. The FSSA also provides for the establishment of a Food Safety Appellate Tribunal, which provides an effective and expeditious mechanism for the resolution of disputes related to food safety. The Act empowers the FSSAI to order the recall of unsafe food products and to take appropriate action against manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of such products. In conclusion, the FSSA is a significant legislation that plays a crucial role in safeguarding the right to health in India. The Act's provisions ensure that food products are safe and of good quality, which is essential for maintaining good health. However, there is a need for effective implementation of the Act's provisions to ensure that the right to health is protected in practice.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 1439 - 1449


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