Authorised Officers at 155 (17 Airports, 78 ICDs, 32 LCS, 28 Seaports) Points of Entries (PoEs) for Food under FSSAI Regulation 13(1) Notified

[CBIC Instruction No. 07/2024-Customs dated 1 April, 2024]

Subject: - Authorised Officers under Section 25 read with Section 47 (5) of Food Safety Standards (FSS} Act, 2006 and Regulation 13 (1) of FSS (Import) Regulation, 2017.

Reference is invited to Instruction No. 20/2023-Customs dated 05.07.2023 regarding authorized officers under Section 25 read with Section 47(5) of Food Safety Standard Act, 2006 and Regulation 13(1) of FSS (Import) Regulation 2017 and FSSAI Notification issued from File No. 1-1715/FSSAI/Imports/2017 (Pt.1) dated 07.03.2024 (copy enclosed).

2. It is stated that FSSAI has reviewed the Points of entry notified fr food imports taking into the account the trends/volume of food import, testing facilities, and logistics infrastructure etc. and notified Authorized Officers (FSSAI officials and Customs officials) from 01.04.2024 at 155 specified Points of Entry for food import, as detailed in Annexure-I of FSSAI notification dated 07.03.2024.

3.  It is requested that necessary action may be taken to sensitize officers under your jurisdiction regarding the said matter. The above instruction No. 20/2023- Customs dated 05.07.2023, is modified to that extent.

4. The difficulties, if any, may be brought to the notice of the Board.

Encl: as above

[F.No. 401/103/2021-Cus-III]