This set of Food Packaging Technology Question Paper focuses on “Packaging Laws & Regulations – 2”.
1. Which of the following is the correct expansion of FSSAI?
a) Food Security and Standards Authority of India
b) Food Safety and Security Authority of India
c) Food Safety and Surety Authority of India
d) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Explanation: FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. It is the apex food safety and regulatory authority in India. It protects and promotes public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.
2. In which year was Food Safety and Standards act enacted?
Explanation: Food Safety and Standards act was enacted in 2006. It contains 101 sections. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India was established in 2011 under FSS Act.
3. Which of the following is the appropriate expansion of NABL?
a) National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories
b) National Accreditation Board for Testing and Certification of Laboratories
c) National Accreditation Board for Laboratories
d) National Accreditation Board for Certification of Laboratories
Explanation: NABL stands for National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories. It is the sole laboratory accreditation authority in India. It was established under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. It provides accreditation to testing and calibration of clinical laboratories to assess quality and technical competence of labs.
4. BIS gives process specific certification.
Explanation: The given statement is false. BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) gives Product Specific Certification. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) gives Process specific certification.
5. Best-before and Use-by dates on packets have the same meaning.
Explanation: The given statement is false. Best-before date signifies that the quality of product deteriorates. It is however, safe to consume after the best-before date. Use-by date signifies that the product will not have the similar product quality and safety attributes as before.
6. Which of the following can be used instead of Expiry-date on packages?
a) Best-before date
b) Use-by date
c) Marketable-by date
d) Marketable-before date
Explanation: Expiry date is also known as Use-by date. This signifies the last day after which the product should not be consumed owing to deteriorating safety of the product.
7. ‘Health claim’ and ‘Nutritional claim’ are two different labels.
Explanation: The given statement is true. ‘Health claim’ means any representation that suggests that a relationship exists between a food and health, which include nutrition claims which describe the physiological role of the nutrient in growth, development and normal functions of the body. ‘Nutrition claim’ is a representation which suggests that a food has particular nutritional properties which are not limited to the energy value.
8. Which of the following is the correct expansion of CAC?
a) Cognitive Alimentarius Commission
b) Cognitive Alimentarius Corporation
c) Codex Alimentarius Corporation
d) Codex Alimentarius Commission
Explanation: CAC stands for Codex Alimentarius Commission. It was established in 1961 by the Food and Agriculture Organization. CAC specifies internationally recognized standards, guidelines, codes of practice and other parameters relating to food production, quality and safety. The Commissions goal is to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the international food trade.
9. Which of the following is the correct expansion of FDA?
a) Food and Drug Affiliation
b) Food and Drug Administration
c) Food and Drug Abuse
d) Food and Drug Authority
Explanation: FDA stands for Food and Drug Administration. It was established in 1906 by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Hence, it is also known as USFDA. It is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety.
10. Which of the following is the correct expansion of BIS?
a) Branch of Indian Standards
b) Bureau for Investigation of Standards
c) Bureau of International Standards
d) Bureau of Indian Standards
Explanation: BIS stands for Bureau of Indian Standards. It was established in 1986 as a reformer for Indian Standards Institution (1946). It is the national standards body of India.
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