All FBOs have to be obedient to the rules, regulations and additional provisions, as set by the FSSAI these are legal needs. FSSAI conducts checks, inquiries, and inspections of the product or the process, at random. During the inspection, a Food Safety Official, or an agency will examine the premises, security, quality of the food product or process along with maintenance of hygiene. He is empowered by the FSSAI to check the working conditions along with the methods of food handling by the operators, associates, and staff.
Consequently, he defines a level of compliance for the business, based upon the regulations introduced by the Food Authority, using a checklist. The Official marks a level for the FBO, passing by the checklist, as:
Usually, the Food Official or the inspecting agency may issue an Improvement Notice, describing the operations, levels, or stages that need to be improved. And it suggests a time for these modifications to be completed by. If the FBO declines to amend these, within the stipulated time, a Show Cause Notice is given.
This Show Cause Notice gives a date of hearing by which the FBO has to prove why it cannot undertake the corrections. The evidence must be supported by documentary evidence. If the proof is denied, or the FBO fails to reply to the Improvement Notice, by the set date of hearing, its FSSAI certificate will get canceled. If the aggrieved FBO exhibits that the improvement notice is biased or false, it can decide to apply with the State Commissioner for Food Safety.
The decision by the State Commissioner is also not last. It can be challenged by appealing to the Food Safety Appellate Tribunal or the high court.