Government of Bihar prohibits Pan Masala containing Magnesium Carbonate as ingredients

Sep 05, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The State Government of Bihar on September 02, 2019, has prohibited the manufacture, storage, distribution, transportation, display or sale of Pan Masala containing Magnesium Carbonate as ingredients for a period of one year from September 02, 2019.

However, Pan Masala is an article of food which contains Magnesium Carbonate as an ingredient and thus contravenes Regulation 3.1.7 of Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives), Regulations, 2011, which specifies the Anticaking Agents.

Therefore, State Government of Bihar prohibits for a period of one year from September 02, 2019, the manufacture, storage, distribution, transportation, display or sale of following  Pan Masala brands, namely (1) Shikar Pan Masala (2) Vimal Pan Masala (3) Sir Gold Pan Masala containing Magnesium Carbonate as ingredients, by whatsoever name these are available in the market and any other products  of above mentioned brands  whether packaged or unpackaged in whole of the State of Bihar.

[Order No. FSC/22/2012/1114(15)]


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