The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
Chapter XII Miscellaneous
85. Power of Central Government to issue directions to Food Authority and obtain reports and returns.-
1. Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this Act, the Food Authority shall, in exercise of its powers and in performance of its functions under this Act, be bound by such directions on questions of policy, other than those relating to technical and administrative matters, as the Central Government may give in writing to it from time to time: Provided that the Food Authority shall, as far as practicable, be given an opportunity to express its views before any direction is given under this sub-section.
2. If any dispute arises between the Central Government and the Food Authority as to whether a question is or is not a question of policy, the decision of the Central Government thereon shall be final.
3. The Food Authority shall furnish to the Central Government such returns or other information with respect to its activities as the Central Government may, from time to time, require.