FSSAI issues order on restricted entry of food items under specific ports.


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on 17th October 2022, in order to envisage a robust import control system ensuring efficient monitoring and traceability of high risk products, has decided that import of high risk products as specified below shall be permitted through 61 ports only which are directly manned and managed by FSSAI office/officials. This order shall be effective from 1st February, 2023

The list of such high food products is as below:

  • Milk and Milk products,
  • Egg powder.
  • Meat and Meat products including poultry, fish and their products
  • Foods for Infant nutrition! Infant Foods,
  • Nutraceuticals, Health supplements, Foods for Dietary uses, Probiotic and prebiotic foods, Foods for Special Medical Purposes.

To further facilitate ease of doing business while ensuring the mandate of safe food imports in India, comments/suggestions are invited from all the stakeholders in this regard within 30 days from the date of publication of this order at e.mail: dramit.sharma@fssai.gov.in; imports@fssai.gov.in.

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