FoSCoS is an online cloud platform, designed to be an umbrella structure, embedded in the other current IT systems of FSSAI to provide a one-stop center for all Food Operating Operators (FBO) participation for any regulatory transaction. FoSCoS (Food security enforcement system) On 1 June 2020, FoSCoS was introduced in 9 states to verify FoSCoS capacity and fix any vulnerabilities.
FoSCoS is a government-led web portal for simpler compliance procedures for the FBOs. The Digital Center offers enforcement software for the filing, authentication or licensing of records. Over the last 11 years, the FoSCoS has replaced FLRS with FSSAI, primary and licensing registration schemes.
A transparent food protection and verification portal is established to reduce the time needed by the inspection process and steps conducted by FoSCoS. The most striking aspect of this portal is that it can accommodate more traffic, and FBOs can opt to insert information manually in each box from a structured list.
The FoSCoS has been developed into the FoSCoRIS Smartphone App and will incorporate FoSSAI’s current networks such as the Indian Food Labs Network, the Food Import Clearance Scheme, FoSTaC, and others in the coming days. For 360-grade profilization and certification of companies, FoSCoS aims to also integrated with other government channels as the MCA.
In a report, FSSAI told FoSCoS that the smartphone framework FoSCoRIS has been integrated and would soon be incorporating it into existing FSSAI IT networks such as INFOLNet, FoSTaC, and FICS.
“Activities and modules will be allowed progressively in future to handle samples, change notifications, adjudications, audit management system, etc. Technology can be used in future to ensure consistent and accountable field expansion facilities such as inspections and sampling, such as GPS position marking, image capture etc..”
It will also be aligned with other government Channels in India, such as GST, PAN and MCA, to ensure that firms are profiled and verified at 360 degrees. “A single regulatory framework facilitates an interconnected food fraud reaction mechanism across the region, meaning that a data-driven regulatory strategy is advanced on the basis of risk. At the outset, FoSCoS will include licensing and registration modules, testing modules and annual return modules.”