Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Fourth Amendment Regulations, 2019

Nov 05, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on October 30, 2019, notifies the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Fourth Amendment Regulations, 2019 to further amend the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011. The general standard provides over-arching definitions for milk and milk products and guidance on the use of dairy terms in relation to foods to be offered to the consumer or for further processing.

The amendments made in Regulation 2.10 of the FSS (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, the following clauses are inserted:-

  1. Decaffeinated Roasted and Ground Coffee- Decaffeinated Coffee means the dried seeds of Coffea arabica, Coffea liberica, Coffea excelsa or Coffea canephora (Robusta) or with their husks (mesocarp and endocarp) removed and decaffeinated to remove nearly all the caffeine from the beans. Decaffeination is carried out while the beans are in green form, before they are roasted. Roasted decaffeinated and Ground decaffeinated coffee must be free from artificial colouring, flavouring, facing, extraneous matter or glazing substances and shall be in dry and fresh condition, free from rancid or obnoxious flavours.
  2. Decaffeinated Soluble Coffee Powder - Decaffeinated soluble coffee powder means coffee powder obtained from freshly roasted and ground pure coffee beans from which most of the caffeine has been removed. The product shall be in the form of a free flowing powder or shall be in the agglomerated form (granules) having colour, taste and flavour characteristic of coffee. It shall be free from impurities and shall not contain chicory or any other added substances.

This Notification will come into effect from October 30, 2019.

[Notification No. F.No. Stds/SP (Water & Beverages)/Notification(5) FSSAI-2018]


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