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FSSAI to accept ISO 17025 lab certificate for imported proprietary foods


Dec 04, 2019

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an order stating that it will accept certificate of analysis for imported proprietary food only issued by an ISO 17025-accredited lab. It added that the certificate should not be more than three months old. 

The order will come into effect from January 1, 2020, "said Amit Sharma, director of imports, FSSAI.

According to the definition, proprietary food is an article of food that has not been standardised under the Food Safety and Standards Regulations, but does not include novel foods, foods for special dietary uses, foods for special medical purposes, functional foods, nutraceuticals, health supplements and such other food articles, which the Central Government may notify on this behalf.

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