FSSAI issues direction for implementation of Nutraceutical Regulations, 2016

May 10, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on May 10, 2019, has issued certain directions for implementation of Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dirtary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Food and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016.

The following decisions are as under:

(a)    The Food Business Operators (FBOs) are allowed to continue the food business of existing formulations containing ‘Mere combinations of vitamins and minerals onlu uo to one RDA in dosage formats such as tablets, capsules and syrups’ for a period of three months till June 30, 2019 or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

(b)    Further, an ingredient which is not allowed for inclusion under Nutraceutical Regulations vide aforesaid directions, is not allowed to be used in any food products, except if the use of this ingredient is specifically permitted by other regulations under Food Safety and Standards Regulations.

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