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Consider the following statements
1. The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 replaced the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954.
2. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is under the charge of Director General of Health Services in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer:

A

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Explanation:

Statement 1 is correct. The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 did replace the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954. The new act aimed to consolidate various laws related to food and establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) as the central regulatory authority for ensuring food safety and standards in India.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is not under the charge of the Director General of Health Services in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The FSSAI is an independent statutory body established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

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