FSSAI issues direction regarding standards of formulated supplements for children and issues of their license

Oct 31, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on October 18, 2019, issues directions regarding standards of formulated supplements for children and issues of their license. FSSAI had notified the FSS (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Eleventh Amendment Regulations, 2018 specifying the requirements of formulated supplements for children of age above 24 months till 36 months.  It is clarified that any complementary food for the age group 24 to 36 months taken in addition to home foods except Foods for Special Dietary Use (FSDU) and Food for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) shall need to comply with these standards.

FSSAI announces that while processing applications for new license or renewal of existing license, no such products shall be allowed under the category of proprietary foods in view of the sensitivity of the target group involved. The Food Business Operators (FBOs) who have license for the said category are advised to modify the existing license before renewal of their existing license. The Licensing authorities will consider the pending and new licensing applications with respect to formulated supplements for children under food category 13.2 (Complementary food for older infants and young children). It is further clarified that no license shall be issued or renewed to proprietary food products under the food category 13.2.


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