Regulatory Updates

FSSAI notification prescribes cereal and juice-based fortified food standards

The apex food regulator, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, has issued a draft notification aiming at fortification of processed foods and regulations thereunder.

The draft is called FSS-Fortification […]

FSSAI releases draft regulations for processing aids to streamline processes

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released a draft regulation for processing aids aimed at streamlining of the processes involved in food processing manufacturing like […]

FBOs directed to keep oil records if consumption over 50 litre per day

FSSAI has issued an order directing food business operators (FBOs) to maintain records of edible oils used by them if their consumption exceeds 50 litre per day.  The step is being […]

FSSAI issues guidance note for handling & disposal of used cooking oil

FSSAI, the country’s apex food regulator, has released a guidance note for handling and disposal of used cooking oil (UCO). The issued document covered such subjects as disposal of […]

FSSAI asks states to ensure food-grade silver leaf not of animal origin

Taking a cue from instances of unhygienic manufacturing of food-grade silver leaf (chandi ka warq), the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), through an order, has asked […]

European Commission publishes draft to amend regulations on trans fats

The European Commission has published a draft Commission Regulation amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards trans fat, […]

FSSAI includes beans, cauliflower & spinach in frozen veg regulations

FSSAI has included beans, peas, cauliflower and spinach in its regulations for frozen vegetables. The country’s apex food regulator has issued a draft notice in this regard, and once […]

FSSAI commences framing of regulations for genetically-modified foods

FSSAI, which was under pressure from several quarters for its alleged failure to restrict the import of food with genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), has initiated the work on framing regulations […]

FSSAI issues order on rejecting imported foods claiming to be organic

FSSAI has issued an order on import of organic food products, directing all the state food authorities to reject all the imported food consignments which claimed to be organic, […]

FSSAI to notify processing aids to bring clarity to food processing

FSSAI, the country’s apex food regulator, has decided to list and notify processing aids, in a bid to bring in more clarity with respect to processing of food. In […]