FSSAI’s Direction regarding compliance of Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017

Jul 03, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

As per the Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017, the Food Business Operator are required to ensure compliance of their existing and new products with all provisions of these Regulations by July 01, 2018 and Food Business Operator shall also comply with various regulations notified under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

Based on various representations received from stakeholders and review of preparedness of the implementation of the above regulation, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), on June 29, 2018, has decided to allow the use of non-detachable sticker with respect to FSSAI's Organic Logo as required in Regulation 5(1) up to September 30, 2018.

The Food Business Operator manufacturing/processing or handling Organic Food shall have to obtain license under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 or get the organic food endorsed in their existing license through FLRS till September 30, 2018.

Further, it is clarified that the small original producer or producer organisation may be same as for 'petty food manufacturer' under the Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011, which is the businesses with an annual turnover not exceeding Rs. 12 lakhs per annum..

[F. No. Standards/Organic/Misc-02/FSSAI-2018]


URL: http://www.fssai.gov.in/dam/jcr:e93dc7ac-15a9-4b35-9954-046f55049c6f/Direction_Organic_Food_29_06_2018.pdf


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