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Department of Food and Drug Administration was carved out as an Independent department from the Health Department in the State of Haryana on January 4,2011 vide notification No. 4/3/2008-1HB-II dated 04.01.2011 for regulations of the Food Standard & Safety Act 2006 & Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 & Rules 1945 more effectively. These statutes are aimed at ensuring supply of quality medicines, cosmetics & food staffs to the public at large at affordable prices and also safeguarding the unwary public from misleading advertisement of drug/food articles & drugs abuse. Prior to this, food and drugs control programme in the state was functioning under Director General Health Services. .

The Department of Food & Drug Administration is having responsibility of implementing various provisions of following major central legislations:

  1. Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 & Rules 1945.
  2. Drugs (Price Control) Order 1995.
  3. Drugs Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement) Act 1954.
  4. Food Safety & Standard Act 2006.

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