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GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL CELL FOR FOOD PROCESSORS

Last updated on April 1, 2020

GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL CELL FOR FOOD PROCESSORS


Grievance Redressal Cell has been established in the Union Food Processing Industries Ministry to ensure that problems faced by food processors during the COVID-19 lockdown are resolved at the earliest.


GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL CELL FOR FOOD PROCESSORS

KEY DETAILS



A list of essential food products and their inputs has been enclosed with the letter.  Availability of raw materials, packaging materials, movement of trucks carrying them, functioning of their warehouses and cold storages and ability of workers to come and work in the factories and warehouses needs to be ensured for maintaining food supply chain for the general population.


WHAT ELSE IS BEING INCLUDED IN THE LETTER?



For the purpose of understanding food, the definition of ‘Food’ as per Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, will apply: 

  • Manufacturing, transport, distribution & retail of: 
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Rice, wheat flour, other cereals and pulses
  • Sugar and salt, spices & masalas
  • Bakery& Dairy (Milk & Milk products)
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Eggs, Meat and Fish
  • Food Grains, Oil, Masala and Food Ingredients
  • Packaged food & Beverages
  • Health supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use (FSDU) and Food for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP).
  • Infant/Baby food
  • Animal Feed/Pet food
  • Food delivery services & e-commerce for above mentioned products.
  • Cold-storage/Warehousing of Food Products
  • Fuel such as Coal, Rice Husk, diesel/furnace oil and others necessary to ensure the running/manufacturing of plants/factories.
  • All raw materials, Intermediaries, packaging materials needed to support the above list of products.


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Suggestive list of raw materials required in packaged food & beverages industry-

  • Packaged food & Beverages: Preservatives; Protein concentrates; Essential amino acids; iodized salt; canola oil; edible vegetable oils and fats; milk powder; various carbohydrates such as sucrose, dextrose, dextrin, maltose dextrin, lactose, honey, corn syrup; malt, liquid glucose.
  • Fruit Juice, Pulp, Concentrate, Sugar, Beverage Base Concentrate.
  • Food additives: Emulsifier, pH adjusting agents, potassium hydrogen carbonate, antioxidants, enzymes, leavening agents, colours, flavours, acidity regulators, dehydrated products.

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