Kanimozhi Kajamohideen

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India Implements Food Safety and Standards on Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary and Medical Purposes and Novel Foods

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on May 14, 2019

On May 10, 2019, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published the “Implementation of Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Uses, Food for Special Medical Purposes, Functional Foods and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016.“ to convey information and necessary actions regarding the following:

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Topics: Product Standards, India

India Proposes Amendments to Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2019

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on May 7, 2019

On May 3 and 5, 2019, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published new drafts to amend the Food Safety and Standards Regulations:

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Topics: Product Standards, India

Thailand Draft on Food Labeling Requirements to the Term “Premium”

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Mar 25, 2019

On March 19, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) notified the publication of the Draft MOPH Notification, B.E, entitled "Requirements and Conditions for the Term "Premium" on Food Labels."

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Topics: Food Labeling, Thailand

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: Labeling, FSSAI, Fortified food products, 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, import, Product Authentication Mark (PAM)

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: Benzoic acid, Nigeria, 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: Labeling, India, Packaging, FSSAI, 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: Probiotics, Microorganisms, Thailand

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, Insecticide, Toxins, Food

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

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