The Directorate of Prevention of Food Adulteration was constituted by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi vide notification No. F.4(178-CC(V) dated 19.06.1978 and renamed as Department of Food Safety vide notification No. F7 (171)/2011/Admn/PFA/13661-73 dated 21.03.2012. The erstwhile Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and Rules, 1955 made thereunder have since been repealed and a new Act, namely, Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 and Rules/Regulations 2011 made thereunder have come into force w.e.f. 5th August, 2011 in the NCT of Delhi. The endeavor is to achieve an appropriate level of protection of the health of citizens by ensuring availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption as per the Food Safety and Standards laid down under the Food Safety and Standards Act and Rules/Regulations made thereunder.