FSSAI issues Oder for Surveillance and Enforcement on Food Grade Silver Leaf

Nov 01, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has noticed instances of unhygienic manufacturing of Food Grade Silver leaf (Chandi-ka-Warq). It has also been brought to the notice that some unscrupulous food business operators are still involved in manufacturing of Food Grade Silver Leaf (Chandi-ka-Warq) by using materials of animal origin.

It may he noted that standards of silver leaf (Chandi-ka-warq) is prescribed under Regulation 2.11.4 of Food Safety and Standards (Food product Standards and Food Additives) Regulation, 2011 and further the said standard was amended vide Notification dated July 15, 2016, wherein Regulation 2.11.4 specified that the silver leaf, food grade shall,

(I)                 be in the form of sheet of uniform thickness, free from creases and folds;

(II)               have weight of silver foil up to 2.8 gm/Sq meter:

(III)             have silver content of minimum 999/1000 fineness,

(IV)             not be manufactured using any material of animal origin at any stage;

(V)               be in accordance with the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011 and the Food Safety and Standard (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011.

However, the High Court of Delhi has issued an order dated July 28, 2017 and stayed the effect and operation of aforementioned notification till the next date of hearing and later on the said stay order on the operation of notification dated July 15, 2016 was vacated vide High Court of Delhi order dated January 23, 2018.

In view of the above, Commissioner of Food Safety of States/UTs are requested to carry out surveillance and enforcement on Food Grade Silver Leaf (Chandi-ka-Warq) and ensure compliance of Notification dated July 15, 2016.

URL: https://fssai.gov.in/dam/jcr:221403bc-b006-4b77-8101-899e433e1132/Order_Food_Grade_Silver_Leaf_31_10_2018.pdf


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