Difference between FSSAI & FCI


The abbreviation of FSSAI is Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The FSSAI is accepted under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Government. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), established in 2006, handles all the food related issues in various Ministries and Departments.  FSSAI License as well as Food Certificate are equal that guarantees the hygiene level, excellence and many others essentials factors that the customers can depend upon totally. FSSAI is an independent organization which is headed by a non – executive chairperson who is appointed by the Central Government. FSSAI’s head office is situated in Delhi but their smaller regional offices are situated in Guwahati, Kolkata, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, and Mumbai.

The abbreviation of FCI is Food Corporation of India. This organisation is run and created by the Indian government and also run by the State government. The Food Corporation of India obtains wheat and rice from the farmers by many routes like paddy purchase centres/ custom milling/ mill levy and stores them in the storehouse. FCI highest official is appointed as Chairman. FCI preserves many types of storehouse like buffer storage complex and food storage storehouse.

The FSSAI has authorised quality for the following food products and they are:

  1. Dairy products.
  2. Fats, oils and emulsions of fats.
  • Cereal and cereal products.
  1. Fruits and vegetables.
  2. Fish and fish products.
  3. Meat and meat products.
  • Confectionary and sweets.
  • Sweetening agents like honey.
  1. Salt, spices.
  2. Irradiation of food.
  3. Proprietary food.

The FCI has authorised quality for the following foods:

  1. Paddy, Rice and Coarse grains.
  2. Wheat and Barley.
  3. Bengal Gram and Lentil.

The FSSAI act helps all the consumers, local authorities, small businesses to get all the reliable information about food safety across the country. They are providing three types of license based on the business turnover:

  1. Central FSSAI License for business turnover more than 20 crores- Form B.
  2. State FSSAI License for business turnover between 12 lakhs to 20 crores-Form b.
  3. FSSAI registration for business turnover up to 12 lakhs- Form A basic license.

The FCI of India was formed on 14th January 1965 and its first District Office is located at Thanjavur of Tamil Nadu and its headquarters is located at Chennai under the Food Corporation Act of 1964. FCI is recognised as one of the largest corporations in India started by the Indian government and one of the largest supply chain management in Asia. FCI has 5 zonal offices and 24 regional offices in India through which FCI operates its functions.

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