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FSSAI issues consulting paper to review method of applying for licences

India

Jan 02, 2020

The FSSAI has issued a consulting paper to review the existing methodology for applying for licences under the Food Safety and Standards Act. Under the proposed method, FBOs (food business operators) will have to choose from a list of categories based on generic and specified standardised products.

The new system is based on trust and self regulation approach. An FBO opts and selects a standardised product and his license is approved for the same. The onus is on the FBO to manufacture only products which are standardised with the description under FSSR.

The paper stated that it had been proposed to change the methodology of applying for licences under the Food Safety and Standards Act, Rules and Regulations made thereunder. Now an applicant will have to simply select the food category system up to two levels, which are simpler to understand and navigate.

Check the full text of the documents (in English), click on the  Link

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