FSSAI re-operationalizes the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2020

FSSAI is in the process of considering the public comments on the draft regulations and finalizing the same. Meanwhile, FSSAI has re-operationalized the amendment for addressing the safety issue identified in the recent quality and …

FSSAI clarifies that no applications relating to genetically modified food will be accepted till guidelines are issued

No applications relating to genetically modified food or materials submitted under Food Safety and Standards(Approval for Non-Specified Food and Food Ingredients) Regulations, 2017 will be accepted by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India until …

The Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Third Amendment Regulations, 2021

The amendment directs manufacturers and traders of oil that if the oil is obtained by the method of solvent extraction, it shall be supplied for human consumption only after refining. The oil so refined shall …

FSSAI issues direction regarding food category for registration/licensing of FBOs manufacturing Indian sweets and snacks.

Any FBO who is manufacturing any Indian sweets and snacks & Savouries which is already licensed under the proprietary food need not get their license modified under these new categories.

FSSAI releases new Recommended Diary Allowances (RDA) values for vitamins, minerals and amino acids for compliance by food Businesses

RDA 2020 shall come into force from 1st July, 2023. Food businesses may comply RDA 2010 or RDA 2020 till that time.

FSSAI Extends last date to comply with BIS specifications for commercial feed for cattle for listed businesses

The last date to comply with the direction regarding commercial feed for cattle for businesses whose applications for BIS certification are under process extended to 1st January, 2022.

FSSAI issues order on clearance of imported consignment of pulses and crude oil.

The imports of pulses and edible oils are being facilitated to ensure timely processing and clearance and the importers of pulses shall carry out advance filing of bill of entries in food import clearance system …

FSSAI exempts FBOs from punitive action for the use of listed processing aids

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed the Commissioner of Food Safety of all States/ UTs and all central Licensing Authorities not to take any punitive action on Food Business Operators (FBOs) …

FSSAI issues clarification regarding frequency of mandatory product testing under the condition of license 12 of FSS (Licensing and registration of food businesses) regulation 2011.

It is clarified that those food business operators who get their license issued in the last month of respective half-year shall be exempted from mandatory testing for that preceding & ending half year period.

FSSAI directions regarding inspections of FBOs with central licenses

All inspections of FBOs with central licenses shall be carried out by Central Food Safety Officers. The state FSO can inspect FBOs with central licenses only on emergency situations like food safety incidents.

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