FSSAI extends upgraded food safety compliance platform

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FoSCoS is conceptualised to provide one point stop for all engagement of an FBO with the department for any regulatory compliance transaction

Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) has been operational in nine states/UTs viz Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Odisha, Chandigarh, Goa, Manipur, Puducherry and Ladakh wef June 1, 2020. FSSAI is now ready to extend FoSCoS to entire country wef November 1, 2020.

Since 2011, the FSSAI’s online licensing platform FLRS (Food Licensing and Registration System) is the soul of the licensing ecosystem with 100 per cent India (all State and UTs) coverage, 70 lakh licenses/ registrations issued till date, over 40 lakhs licensees/ registrants actively transacting on it.

FoSCoS is conceptualised to provide one point stop for all engagement of an FBO with the department for any regulatory compliance transaction. FoSCoS has been integrated with FoSCoRIS mobile app and will soon integrate with present IT platforms of FSSAI such as INFOLNet, FoSTaC, FICS etc. Sample management, improvement notices, adjudications, audit management system etc activities/ modules will be enabled in phased manner in future. Technologies such as GPS location tagging, picture capture etc will be utilised in future to ensure transparent and accountable extension field services such inspections and sampling. In future it will be integrated with other platforms of Government of India such as GST, PAN, MCA etc. to ensure a 360 degree profiling and validation of businesses.

Along with FoSCoS, the module for filing online Annual Return shall also be available. Mandatory documents have been rationalised and many paper based declarations have been replaced with tick based declaration. The central theme is to enhance the ease of doing business for the food business operators and enhances user experience for users.

Once the FoSCoS is launched, all data related to licenses/ registrations will be available on FoSCoS and the FLRS data shall be disabled for taking any action.

All manufacturers holding valid FSSAI license shall be needed to modify their license to choose from the available list of standardised products before a prescribed date. Steps to be taken upon migration from FLRS to FoSCoS, FAQs and other user oriented material have been made available on the homepage of FLRS and FoSCoS both.



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