In Sri Lanka there is a Food Control System under the Ministry of Healthcare, Nutrition and Uva Wellassa Development. Director General of Health Services is the Chief Food Authority and also the Chairman of the Food Advisory Committee (FAC) established in terms of the Food Act No. 26 of 1980. The FAC is comprised of 19 members. They represent various stake-holders in food safety from Government Departments / Ministries as well as trade and consumers. There is also a Food Advisory Technical Sub Committee that deliberates on issues referred to it on a regular basis. The main function of the FAC is to advise the Minister in charge of the subject of health on food safety policy matters. The Food Control Administration Unit is in charge of the general administration of regulatory and training activities of the country.
Over the last few years, Sri Lanka has initiated action to revise / review the existing Food Regulations in keeping with the guidelines of the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other texts to ensure that a set of science-based, risk-based regulations are in place to strengthen the country's regulatory system with the assistance of a national consultant where a complete set of draft regulations have been prepared.