FSSAI is launching its cloud based, upgraded new food safety compliance online platform called Food Safety and Compliance System (FoSCoS).
It will replace the existing Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS). FoSCoS is conceptualized 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, FPVIS etc.
Sample management, improvement notices, adjudications, audit management system etc modules will be enabled in phased manner in future. A single regulatory platform will enable pan India integrated response system to any food fraud and ensure an advanced risk based, data driven regulatory approach. For the start, FoSCoS will be offering licensing, registration, inspection and annual return modules.
FoSCoS essentially has flows similar to FLRS, so that users have convenience in migrating to FoSCoS. The paradigm change is the shift of methodology of licensing for manufacturers which now shall be based on standardised product list. This will help in quicker grant of licences and eliminate the errors.
The new approach is only for manufacturers of standardised food products. For manufacturers, in case of non-specified food, supplements/nutraceuticals, proprietary food and substances added to food - the approach continues to be as in FLRS. All other Kind of Businesses such as catering, transport, storage etc the licensing/ registration shall be based on broad category approach, as earlier
The FoSCoS shall be launched in phases. For the initial launch of FoSCoS on 01" June 2020, States/UTs of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Goa, Delhi, Odisha, Manipur, Chandigarh, Puducherry and Ladakh have been selected.