FSSAI publishes FAQs on Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018

Oct 31, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018 have been notified on August 02, 2018 by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Keeping in view the various representations received seeking clarity on the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018 and for the purpose of ease of understanding the said regulation, the FSSAI, on October 30, 2018 has published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The published document of FAQs has answered the following 14 questions:

1.       What is the date of compliance of these regulations?

2.       Is Fortification made mandatory for all Ms or is it still voluntary in India?

3.       Whether addition of nutrients (vitamins/ minerals) other than the list provided under Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018 is permitted?

4.       Whether after the enforcement of fortification regulations, addition of Vitamin A to Vanaspati is required or not? If yes, can these products be claimed as 'Fortified with Vitamin A’?

5.       Is it mandatory to write the tag line of Fortification -"Sampooyna Poshan Swasth Jeevan" under the logo?

6.       What should be the unit for Vitamin - A & Vitamin-D in Nutritional Panel? Is it mandatory to write the units in “µg” after 1st January, 2019 or "IU” / “mcg” can be written as before?

7.       Under which category vitamins and minerals premixes used for food fortification can apply for license? Whether +F logo can be used on the package of such premixes?

8.       Whether claims can be made on the packages of fortified food articles?

9.       Whether overages are allowed under this regulation?

10.   What is the significance of +F logo?

11.    Whether the staples mentioned in this regulation need to comply other essential parameters specified under Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011?

12.   Whether +F logo can be used on the packages of iodized salt (when fortified with iodine)?

13.   How to obtain +F logo?

14.   Is there any additional declaration to be made on packages of fortified food products?

 

URL: https://fssai.gov.in/dam/jcr:b1e21140-3cd0-4e13-b57f-75440e98996e/FAQs_Food_Fortification_Regulation_31_10_2018.pdf


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