Ministry of Consumer Affairs cautions Restaurants on forced charging of “Service Charges” on consumers.

The guidelines clearly mention that placing of an order by a customer amount to his/her agreement to pay the prices displayed on the menu card along with the applicable taxes. Charging for anything other than …

Ministry of Consumer Affairs has issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for maintaining desired quality standards for implementation of ‘Rice Fortification’

Rice fortification, a process of adding micronutrients like Iron, Folic Acid and Vitamin B12, is an effective, preventive and cost-efficient complementary strategy to address the challenge of anaemia.

The Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Amendment Regulations, 2022

The amendment provides that products made of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) may be used for packaging, storing, carrying or dispensing of food products as and when standards and guidelines are notified by the Food Authority.

Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Amendment Regulations, 2022

Alcoholic beverage shall not contain any nutritional information on the label except energy content in K.Cal Declaration related to energy content shall be voluntary.

FSSAI orders strict action against deceptive labelling of Multi Source Edible Vegetable Oil

The first action taken report shall be sent by 1st June, 2022.

FBOs allowed to use new additives

Proteins and enzymes are allowed in manufacture of health supplements.

The Food Safety and Standards (Ayurveda Aahara) Regulations, 2022.

Food Business Operator may adopt the purity criteria for the ingredients as per the Food Safety and Standards Regulations or generally accepted by pharmacopoeias (namely, Indian Pharmacopoeia, Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, British Pharmacopoeia, United States …

FSSAI issues SOP for central licensing authority to review third party audit reports.

If the audit is not done for previous year, then an improvement notice may be issued by the CLA and if the TPA is pending only for the current year then a reminder may be …

Revised SOP for mandatory modification of licenses granted in FLRS system

Food Safety and Standards Authority has clarified that Food Business Operators who has applied for modification of licenses granted in Food Licensing & Registration System can simultaneously file for renewal of license upon expiry of …

Risk based frame work for inspection of premises of FBOs

All central licensed food manufacturers and processors under high risk food category as per the framework shall get its businesses audited by FSSAI recognized food safety auditing agency every year.

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