The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a notification re-operationalizing FSS (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, and Prebiotic and Probiotic Food) Regulations, 2022 (hereinafter called the FSS Nutraceuticals Regulations, 2022). This notification was issued on November 17, 2023.
The FSSAI had operationalised the FSS Nutraceuticals Regulations, 2022 on 29th March, 2023. On 10th May, 2022, the FSSAI issued a direction permitting the use of certain additives and enzymes in health supplements.
Subsequently, FSSAI issued a direction dated 18th October, 2022, extending the operationalisation of both the abovementioned directions from 1st October, 2022. Thereafter, the FSSAI issued another notification dated April 11, 2023 reoperationalising this direction with effect from 1st April, 2023.
Now, by the present notification, FSSAI has decided to extend the operationalisation of the direction dated April 11, 2023 for another 3 months. This will be in effect from October 1, 2023.