The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on 22nd November 2021, has published the Draft Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Amendment Regulations, 2021 to further amend the Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations, 2018.
The amendment has notified the term “Non-alcoholic counterpart of alcoholic beverage”under sub regulation 1.2.17 which means non-alcoholic beverage having alcohol content less than or equal to 0.5% abv. It shall meet all the requirements of respective alcoholic beverage of origin except the ethyl alcohol content. Additionally, the alcoholic beverage of the origin must undergo the process of fermentation and the produced alcohol is removed thereafter.’
Further a new regulation 4.2 (2) has been inserted which notifies a new type of beer based on the yeast used during fermentation.
Flavoured Beer: Beer containing flavours as per the provisions prescribed under the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011. Such Beer shall meet all the other requirements of the Beer, as specified under these regulations.
The FSSAI has invited Objections and suggestions on the above draft rules which shall be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Food and Drug Administration Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi – 110002, or may be sent through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org within 60 days .