FSSAI issues letter related to surveillance and enforcement activities on unauthorized addition of harmful substances into cumin

Nov 26, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on November 25, 2019, issues letter related to surveillance and enforcement activities on unauthorized addition of harmful substances into cumin. Regulation 2.9.8 related to ‘Cumin’ of the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 specifies that the product shall be free from added colour and harmful substances. But it has been noticed that a large number of Food Business Operators (FBOs) engaged in the Business of Manufacture and sale of cumin with unauthorized addition of harmful substances such as grass, stone powder, jaggery residue etc. in cumin.

Therefore, FSSAI has requested all the Commissioners of Food Safety of the States and Union Territories to undertake surveillance and enforcement activities regularly to curb mixing of harmful substances into cumin to ensure availability of safe food for human consumption.

 


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