FSSAI vide Order No Stds/Nutr(DGCI)/FSSAI-2017(Pt.1) dated 29-06-2018 (copy enclosed) has banned the use of PABA (Para Amino Benzoic Acid) in the products covered under Nutraceutical Regulations due to safety concerns with immediate effect. Pare No 2 (c) of the said order also directs the FBOs that no further manufacturing of products using this ingredient is allowed. Any product containing such ingredient which is already manufactured / imported shall be withdrawn from the market immediately. However, it has come to notice that several health supplements and nutraceutical products containing PABA are still being sold in the market as well as on e-commerce platforms.
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