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The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006

36. Designated Officer. -

1.      The Commissioner of Food Safety shall, by order, appoint the Designated Officer, who shall not be below the rank of a Sub-Divisional Officer, to be in-charge of food safety administration in such area as may be specified by regulations.

2.      There shall be a Designated Officer for each district.

3.      The functions to be performed by the Designated Officer shall be as follows, namely:-

a.      to issue or cancel licence of food business operators;

b.     to prohibit the sale of any article of food which is in contravention of the provisions of this Act and rules and regulations made thereunder;

c.      to receive report and samples of article of foods from Food Safety Officer under his jurisdiction and get them analysed;

d.     to make recommendations to the Commissioner of Food Safety for sanction to launch prosecutions in case of contraventions punishable with imprisonment;

e.      to sanction or launch prosecutions in cases of contraventions punishable with fine;

f.      to maintain record of all inspections made by Food Safety Officers and action taken by them in the performance of their duties;

g.     to get investigated any complaint which may be made in writing in respect of any contravention of the provisions of this Act and the rules and regulations made there under;

h.      to investigate any complaint which may be made in writing against the Food Safety Officer; and

i.       to perform such other duties as may be entrusted by the Commissioner of Food Safety.

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