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

Sep 17, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, published notification on September 09, 2018, giving the Draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2018.

As per the draft notification, certain new regulations were inserted in Regulation 2.3.38 which gives provisions for Frozen Vegetables. The following new provisions are proposed to be inserted:

·         2.3.38.A: FROZEN BEANS,

·         2.3.38.B: FROZEN CAULIFLOWER,

·         2.3.38.C: FROZEN PEAS,

·         2.3.38.D: FROZEN SPINACH

In the above mentioned Draft Regulations, the procedure of how the frozen food product shall be prepared, washed and blanched to ensure stability of colour and flavour, how it shall be kept and at what temperature. The Draft Regulations also mention the various styles and labelling in which the frozen food product shall be presented. In each of the Draft Regulations, a table describing the maximum tolerance for visual defects has been inserted.

The objections or suggestions, if any, may be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, 03rd Floor, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Food and Drug Administration Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi. 110002. The objections or suggestions may also be mailed to [email protected] on or before October 11, 2018.

The same Draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2018 has been published for inviting comments/suggestions from WTO-SPS Member Countries. The objections or suggestions may be mailed to [email protected] within 60 days from the date of notification in WTO. [https://fssai.gov.in/home/fss-legislation/wto-notifications/wto-sps-notifications.html]

[F.No.A-1/Standards/Agmark/2012-FSSAI(p+1)]

URL: http://www.egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2018/189180.pdf


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