Drugs:

  • Licensing of drug manufacturing and sales establishments.
  • Licensing of drug approved testing laboratories.
  • Approval of drug formulations for manufacture.
  • Grant of certificates – WHO-GMP COPP, Validity, Performances, etc
  • Monitoring of quality of Drugs & Cosmetics, manufactured in the State and those marketed in the state.
  • Detection of any manufacture and sale of drugs without licences;
  • Verifying the compliances of the conditions of licences;
  • Verifying sale of drugs on prescription;
  • Verifying the availability of Registered Pharmacists at Retailers;
  • Issue of permits for the sale and consumption of narcotics medicinal drugs;
  • Investigation and prosecution in respect of contravention of legal provisions.
  • Administrative actions.
  • Pre- and post- licensing inspection.
  • Recall of sub-standard drugs.
  • Verifying availability of any banned drugs, spurious drugs, etc
  • Screening of any objectionable advertisements relating to drugs;

 

Cosmetics

  • Licensing of cosmetics manufactured in the State;
  • Approval for cosmetics formulations;
  • Monitoring the quality of cosmetics manufactured in the State as well as those sold in the State;
  • Verifying the compliances of the conditions of licences;
  • Pre-and post inspections;
  • Investigation and prosecution in respect of contravention of legal provisions.
  • Administrative actions.


FOOD

  • Licensing of all food establishments dealing in food articles;
  • Licensing of all hotels, restaurants, eating houses, fast food, street food vendors, etc;
  • Monitoring the quality of food being manufactured in the State as well as those marketed in the State;
  • Verifying the compliances of food articles to the law;
  • Enforcing the ban on tobacco related food articles;
  • Conducting awareness programs to educate the masses, vendors as well as consumers;
  • Investigation and prosecution in respect of contravention of legal provisions relating to adulterated food articles or  dealing in prohibited injurious food articles;

LABORATORY

The Directorate has its independent Food & Drugs Laboratory for testing of food and rugs samples at Bambolim, which was constructed under the Capacity Building Project of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India assisted by the World Bank; the said independent laboratory was constructed and commissioned for operation since March 2007.

The building comprises of the ground floor catering to the food analysis, whilst the first floor caters for the drugs analysis; Both  the Food & drugs laboratory section have been adequately equipped with all the modern essential and sophisticated equipments  and instruments necessary for testing of food and rugs samples.

The laboratory consists of separate independent staff of Senior Scientific Officer, Junior Scientific Officer, Chemist and  Assistant Chemists, laboratory  Attendant and Laboratory Technicians separately for the food and drugs sections.

The laboratory conducts analysis of food and drugs samples referred by the Food Inspectors as well as Drugs Inspectors under the respective food and rugs laws;  In addition imported food articles samples are referred by the Port Health Authorities, liquor samples by the State Excise Department and the narcotic samples by the Police and Customs department. On an average,annually 600 food samples and 800 drugs samples are analyzed by the Laboratory