Implementation of Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Food and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016

Aug 27, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on June 29, 2018, had issued a Direction on the implementation of Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Food and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016.

In the said direction, Paragraph (ii)(g) states as under:

"Food Business Operators are directed to discontinue the use of ingredients listed under Appendix -I of this direction in the products covered under Nutraceutical Regulations with immediate effect due to lack of adequate data and no further manufacturing of products using these ingredients is allowed until these ingredients are assessed and approved by the Authority."

Since these ingredients are presently under consideration of FSSAI, it is further clarified that the products manufactured till June 29, 2018 containing ingredients mentioned at Appendix-1 of the above mentioned direction are allowed to be available in the market till a final view is taken by the Scientific Panel. It is further reiterated that restriction on the new production of such products after June 29, 2018 continues to remain in force.

[F. No. Stds/Nutra(DCGI)/FSSAI/2017 (Pt 1)]

URL: https://fssai.gov.in/dam/jcr:5d2b7efa-b038-468c-8a3a-d15f5f23345d/Implementation_Health_Supplements_24_08_2018.pdf


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