Kanimozhi Kajamohideen

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Expert

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India Issues Order Regarding Endorsement for +F Logo Within Food Licensing & Registration System

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Aug 9, 2018

On August 2, 2018, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India Gazette notified Fortification of Foods Regulation 2018.  This regulation will be called Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018.

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Topics: Fortified food products, FSSAI, Labeling, Food Licensing & Registration System

Nigeria's Standard Organization Issues Public Notice on Product Authentication Mark (PAM)

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Mar 26, 2018

The Standards Organization of Nigeria notified the general public of the introduction of PRODUCT AUTHENTICATION MARK (PAM) on all locally manufactured and imported products into Nigeria from the second quarter of 2018.

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Topics: Nigeria, Product Authentication Mark (PAM), import

Nigeria's Standard Organization Reviews Soft Drink Standards and Develop Standards for Energy Drinks

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Mar 12, 2018

March 11, 2018: The Standard Organization of Nigeria has emphasized the need for Nigeria to determine safe benzoic acid levels in soft drinks or consider alternative preservatives.

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Topics: Nigeria, Benzoic acid, soft drinks, energy drinks, preservatives

India: 2018 Notice for Operationalization of Food Safety and Standards Amendment Regulations

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Feb 23, 2018

On February 20, 2018, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India notified under Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 a change regarding operationalization of Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labeling) Amendment Regulations related to the labeling of blended vegetable oil.

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Topics: India, FSSAI, Packaging, Labeling, blended vegetable oil

Thailand Food & Drug Administration Announces New Guidelines for Use of Probiotic Microorganisms in Food

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Feb 9, 2018

On February 8, 2018, Thailand's Food and Drug Administration announced new guidelines for use of probiotic microorganisms in food. This guideline explains the legal process for the use of probiotics.

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Topics: Thailand, Probiotics, Microorganisms

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India Drafts Amendments Related to MRL of Pesticides

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Jan 26, 2018

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Proposed amendment regulations: Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Amendment Regulations.

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Topics: FSSAI, Contaminants, Toxins, Food, Insecticide

January 2018 FSSAI Directions on Implementation of Nutraceutical Regulations from 2016

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Jan 10, 2018

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Effective January 1, 2018, food business operators are required to have existing and new products comply with all provisions outline in the The Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Uses, Food for Special Medical Purposes, Functional Foods and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016 produced by the Food Safety and Standard Authority Of India (FSSAI) on December 23, 2016.

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Topics: Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Uses, Food for Special Medical Purposes, Functional Foods and Novel Food, Botanical ingredient, FSSAI

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India Notifies of Revised “General Standards for Milk and Milk Products”

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Nov 17, 2017

In this regulation Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Thirteenth Amendment Regulations, 2017 as well as Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on sales) First Amendment Regulations, 2017 regarding restrictions on sale of cream will come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. Food business operators must comply with all the provisions in these regulations by July 1, 2018.

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Topics: milk products, India, Dairy products and analogue, Infant Formula

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India notifies final regulation on “Approval of Non-Specified Food and Food Ingredients”

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Sep 19, 2017

Food Safety and Standards (Approval for Non-Specified Food and Food Ingredients) Regulations, 2017 have come into effect on September 11, 2017. This regulation lays down the rules and procedures for granting the prior approval of non-specified food and food ingredients.

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Topics: FSSAI, Non-Specified food, Food Ingredient, Novel Food, Novel Ingredient

India Bans the Use of Heme Iron in Foodstuffs

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Jun 20, 2017

The Food Authority of India, FSSAI, has recently issued Direction stating that various Food Safety and Standards Regulations made under the FSS Act 2006 permit the use of iron (Fe) as food ingredient with or without having to mention the source of the iron.

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Topics: India, FSSAI, Food Safety

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