INDIA’S FSSAI INTRODUCES AMENDMENTS TO FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS -FOOD PRODUCT STANDARDS AND FOOD ADDITIVES- REGULATIONS

The Food safety and Standards Authority of India has brought into force specific amendments to the existing regulation as of 23rd March, 2015. Major highlights include:

  1. Introduction of additional provisions to Infant formula and necessary specifications to be adhered to;
  2. Specific label for Processed cereal based complementary foods derived from single cereal;
  3. Permitted nutrients that can be added to fortified atta and their limits;
  4. Permitted nutrients that can be added to fortified maida and their limits;
  5. Permission to use oligofructose, plant stanol esters, trehalose as food ingredients for specified catogories of foods;
  6. Permission to use Sodium iron (III) Ethylene diamine tetracetate as an ingredient to beverages.

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