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

Mar 22, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The draft regulations, namely, Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2017, were published vide notification of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) number 1/Infant Nutrition/Stds/Notification/FSSAI/2016, dated April 18, 2017, inviting objections and suggestions from persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of period of 30 days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public.

The whereas objections and suggestions received from the public in respect of the said draft regulations have been considered by the FSSAI and now the Authority has made the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Third Amendment Regulations, 2018 to further amend the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.

In the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, in CHAPTER 2 relating to FOOD PRODUCT STANDARDS,-

(a)     in Regulation 2.1 relating to “DAIRY PRODUCTS AND ANALOGUES”, in sub-regulation 2.1.9 relating to “FOODS FOR INFANT NUTRITION”, under sub-heading “Infant Milk Substitutes”, in para 2, after Sl. No. 38 relating to “Staphylococcus aureas absent in 0.1 gram”, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:

“Provided that in ready to drink infant milk substitute, lecithin and ascrobyl palmitate may be used upto maximum limit of 0.5 gram./100ml., and 1mg./ 100ml. respectively.”;

(b)    in regulation 2.4 relating to “CEREALS AND CEREAL PRODUCTS”, in sub-regulation 2.4.15 “BAKERY PRODUCTS”,-

(i)             in para 1 relating to “”BISCUITS”, after the third proviso , the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:

“Provided also that biscuit may contain baker’s yeast at the levels required under “good manufacturing practices.”;

(ii)           in para 2 relating to “”BREAD”, after the fourth proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:

“Provided also that bread may contain baker’s yeast at the levels required under “good manufacturing practices .”

The Amendment Regulations shall come into force from March 15, 2018.

[Notification No. 1/Infant Nutrition/Stds/Notification/FSSAI/2016]

URL: http://www.fssai.gov.in/dam/jcr:70863cdd-0184-4c4f-be56-17c1afaa2294/ Gazette_Notification_Infant_Milk_Bakery_22_03_2018.pdf  


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