FSSAI allows use of Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) as a source of caffeine


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) vide notification dated January 11, 2022 has allowed use of Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) as a source of caffeine subject to following conditions:

  1. The caffeine isolated and purified has the same structure and properties as pure caffeine.
  2. In case Guarana extract with standarardized content of caffeine along with other active components are to be used either as a supplement or as nutraceutical ingredient, such ingredient shall need prior approval under NSF&FI regulations.

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