FSSAI notifies The Food Safety and Standards (Import) First Amendment Regulations, 2018.

Feb 09, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) vide notification dated February 07, 2018 has notified the Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulations, 2017. Vide this amendment-

·       In regulation 3-

(a)     Sub-reg. (i) which relates to ‘No article of food shall be imported without an import license from the Central Licensing Authority’ shall be omitted.

(b)    Sub-reg. (3) shall be substituted which reads as- For the purposes of sub-regulation (1), the Food Importer shall register himself with the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and possess valid Import-Export Code.”

·       In regulation 5, new sub-reg. shall be inserted which reads as- The custom shall not clear any article of food unless it has a valid shelf life of not less than 60%.or 3 months before expiry whichever is less at the time of import.

·       In regulation 7, in sub-regulation (3), explanation 1 shall be substituted which reads as- the importer shall declare in FORM - 8 regarding the captive or end use of the imported product to the Customs Department at the time of filing the bill of entry, declaring that the imported articles of food is meant to be used by the importer for hundred per cent export or re-import of articles of food for export again as the case may be, and that no part thereof shall be supplied for domestic consumption.

·       in regulation 11, sub-regulation (2) shall be substituted which reads as-

(a)     the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India shall profile the Importer, custom house agent, manufacturer of the imported product, imported product, country of origin, source country of the consignment, port of entry, history of compliance and any other parameters as it deems fit for assessing the risk associated with the commodity;

(b)    the importer shall submit certificate of sanitary export from authorised agencies in exporting countries for the categories of food as may be specified by the Food Authority

[F. No. REG/11/25/Import amendment/FSSAI-2017.]


URL: http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2018/182682.pdf


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