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Apr 02, 2020

Corrigendum dated 30th January 2020 related to Direction under 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 dated 27th January 2020 regarding compliance of commercial feeds / feed materials intended for meat and milk producing animals with the relevant BIS standards [Updated on:30-01-2020]

In the direction dated 27 January, 2020 of the FSSAI regarding compliance of commercial feed materials intended for meat and milk producing animals with relevant BIS standards uploaded on FSSAI website on 29 January, 2020: In line 2 of the direction “10 October, 2019” shall be read as “10 December, 2019”.

Direction under Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 dated 30th January 2020 regarding implementation of Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages Standards) Regulations, 2018 [Updated on:31-01-2020]

As per the direction dated 23.10.2019 for Implementation of labelling of Indian Brandy as “Indian Brandy (Made from Molasses spirit)”, the order is further extended till the final notification of Food safety and standards (Alcoholic Beverages standards) amendment regulations.

Direction under Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 dated 07th February 2020 regarding operationalization of Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Amendment Regulations, 2020 relating to Specific Migration Limits of Antinomy and DEHP and Packaging of Drinking Water [Updated on:07-02-2020]

As per the recommendation of National Green Tribunal (NGT), in order to reduce the plastic usage

and manage the plastic waste, it has been decided to permit the use of food grade packaging materials for packaged water other than those mentioned in the regulation. Also the specific migration limits of Antimony & Phthalic acid, bis (2-ethylhexyl) ester (DEHP) has been revised as – Antimony-0.04 mg/kg Phthalic acid, bis (2-ethylhexyl) ester (DEHP) – 1.5 mg/kg The draft regulation is in the process of being notified till then FBO’s shall follow the revised regulations and enforcement of these regulations shall commence after 6 months from the date of issuance of final notification.

Direction under Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 dated 10th February 2020 regarding operationalization of Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Amendment Regulations, 2020 and Food Safety and Standards (Food Products and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2020 relating to limit of naturally occurring formaldehyde in fresh water and marine fish [Updated on:10-02-2020]

With reference to the case on the issue of formaldehyde in fish, FSSAI has framed the Food Safety

and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2020 specifying the limit of naturally occurring formaldehyde in freshwater and marine fish and also hygienic and sanitary conditions to be followed while handling, processing, manufacturing, packing, storing, distributing, transporting and retail of fish and fish products under Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Amendment Regulations, 2020. It has been decided to operationalize provisions enclosed herewith, with immediate effect.

Revised Direction under Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 dated 12th February 2020 regarding operationalization of Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Amendment Regulations, 2020 and Food Safety and Standards (Food Products and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2020 relating to limit of naturally occurring formaldehyde in fresh water and marine fish [Updated on:12-02- 2020]

In partial modification to FSSAI direction on the above mentioned subject, as schedule 4 requirements are concerned, if required, Improvement notice under section 32 of the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 may be issued to FBO’s and accordingly action may be taken for compliance of these requirements.

Press Release dated 17th February 2020 related to FSSAI decides to set up 10 new offices to establish Pan-India presence [Updated on:17-02-2020]

FSSAI has decided to set up 6 new branch offices, 4 new import offices and 2 new food laboratories in the country. With this, FSSAI will have 4 regional offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, 12 branch offices and 6 import offices. In addition, it will have 4 national food laboratories at Kolkata, Ghaziabad (Delhi NCR), Mumbai JNPT and Chennai and two food laboratories at Sanauli and Raxaul on Indo-Nepal border. FSSAI’s new branch offices will be in Bhopal, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad and the new import offices will be at Attari, Kandla, Raxaul and Krishnapatnam.

Letter dated 21st February 202 related to Extension for the compliance of direction issued under Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 regarding Standards of Formulated Supplements for Children and issues of their license [Updated on:21-02-2020]

As per FSSAI it was directed that in future no license shall be issued for proprietary food under

category 13.2. FBO’s were advised to modify their license accordingly as early as possible. Now stakeholders are requesting to extend the time for compliance of the said direction. After due considerations, it has been decided to allow renewal of existing licenses before next renewal to comply with the standards given for formulated supplements for children.

Order dated 24th February 2020 related to Direction regarding display of "Date of Manufacturing" and Best Before Date" in case of sweets [Updated on:24-02-2020]

All FBO shall display the “Date of Manufacturing” and “Best before date” of sweets on their

products. This will be effective from 1 June, 2020. A list of shelf life of various sweets is given in the Guidance note on Safety and Quality of Traditional Milk Products which is available on FSSAI website. In case of pre-packed sweets, the “Date of Manufacturing” and “Best before Date” of products must be mentioned on their labels. In case of non-packaged/loose sweets, the container/tray holding sweet at the outlet should display the “Date of Manufacturing” and “Best before Date”.

Letter dated 25th February 2010 related to SOP & Checklist for issuance of RUCO sticker to Food Business Operators [Updated on:27-02-2020]

FSSAI notified that FBOs whose consumption of edible oils for frying is more than 50 litres per day would maintain the usage record and dispose the oil to agencies authorised by FSSAI. Now FSSAI has launched RUCO sticker and developed a SOP and checklist for issuance of RUCO sticker to the FBOs and Food Service Establishments who are RUCO compliant. The sticker will be awarded by verifying the requirements in the checklist.

Gazette Notification of NABL Accredited Laboratories under section 43(1) of FSS Act [Updated on:17-02-2020]

 

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