The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a notification permitting the import of High-Risk food products at specific ports-reg. This notification was issued on 11th January 2023 and will be effective from 1st March 2023.
FSSAI has considered several comments received from the stakeholders on its import control system. FSSAI seeks to create a robust import control system in the country. It also seeks to ensure that there is efficient monitoring and traceability of high-risk products.
Hence, FSSAI has decided that the import of the following items will be permitted through only 79 designated ports which are directly manned and managed by FSSAI:
- Milk and Milk products,
2. Egg powder,
3. Meat and Meat products including poultry, fish, and their products,
4. Foods for infant nutrition/ Infant Foods,
5. Nutraceuticals, Health supplements, Foods for Dietary uses, Probiotic and prebiotic foods, and Foods for Special Medical Purposes.