FSSAI extends the timeline for compliance regarding standards of formulated supplements for children

Feb 25, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on February 21, 2020, issues direction for extension of licence on compliance regarding standards of formulated supplements for children.

FSSAI had issued directions vide directions dated October 18, 2019, regarding standards of formulated supplements for children and issues of their license. FSSAI had notified the FSS (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) 11th Amendment Regulations, 2018 specifying the requirements of formulated supplements for children of age above 24 months till 36 months.  It was 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 had announced 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 were advised to modify the existing license before renewal of their existing license. It had further clarified that no license shall be issued or renewed to proprietary food products under the food category 13.2. The FSSAI had received representations from stakeholders requesting for extension for time for compliance of the said direction as it requires transition time for modifying their existing license which would require reformulation of such products.

Therefore, FSSAI has decided to allow renewal of existing licenses under proprietary category for such products till June 30, 2020 for one year and FBOs have to modify their existing license accordingly before next renewal to comply with the standards prescribed for formulated supplements for children.


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