Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Fourteenth Amendment Regulations, 2018

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on November 19, 2018 has published the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Fourteenth Amendment Regulations, 2018 to further amend the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.

The Draft of Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Fourteenth Amendment Regulations, 2018 was published vide Notification number F. No. Stds/F&VP/Notifications (04)/FSSAI-2016, dated February 23, 2018, inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby, before the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette containing the notification were made available to the public i.e March 09, 2018.

Whereas the objections and suggestions received from the public in respect of the draft regulations have been considered by the FSSAI and some major amendments has been made in Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, they are under:

·         In regulation 2.3 relating to Fruit & Vegetable Products:

Sub regulation 2.3.2 shall be substituted.

·         In the said regulations, after sub - regulation 2.3.55, the following shall be inserted, namely:

o   2.3.56: Date Paste

o   2.3.57: Fermented Soybean Paste

o   2.3.58: Harrisa (Red Hot Pepper Paste)

o   2.3.59: Vegetable Protein Products

o   2.3.60 Quick Frozen Fried Potatoes

o   2.3.61 Canned Chestnuts and Canned Chestnut Puree

o   2.3.62 EDIBLE FUNGI PRODUCTS.

·         In sub-regulation 2.3.27, relating to Tomato Ketchup and Tomato Sauce, in the standards specified therein, for the entry against ‘Acidity as acetic acid’ the following entry shall be substituted, namely:  “Not less than 0.2 per cent”.

·         In regulation 2.7 relating to “SWEETS & CONFECTIONERY,” after sub- regulation 2.7.5, the following sub-regulation, shall be inserted, namely:

o   2.7.6 : Cocoa Powder;

o   2.7.7: Cocoa mass or Cocoa/Chocolate Liquor and Cocoa Cake.

·         In sub-regulation 2.9.11, for the words “GINGER (SONTH, ADRAK)” following words shall be substituted namely:

Dried Ginger (Sonth, Dried Adrak).

·         In sub-regulation 2.9.11, in Clause 2 relating to Ginger (Sonth, Adrak) Powder, in the standards specified therein: 

a.       For the entry against ‘Volatile Oil content’ the following shall be substituted, namely: “Not less than 1.0 per cent” ;

b.      For the entry against ‘Cold water soluble extract (on dry basis)’ the following shall be substituted, namely:  “Not less than 10.9 per cent”.

·         In regulation 2.11 relating to Other Food Products and Ingredients, sub-regulation 2.11.6 relating to Low and High Fat Cocoa Powder, shall be omitted.

 

[Notification F. No. Stds/F&VP/Notifications(04)/FSSAI-2016]

 

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