The Food Safety Standards Authority of India proposed a draft regulation on âFood Safety and Standards (Ayurveda Aahar) Regulations 2021â in accordance with Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The manufacture of Ayurveda Aahar shall be established by Food Business Operators in accordance with Schedule 4 of Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulation, 2011.
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Not intended for use in infants up to the age of 24 months.
The food business operators may alter the recipes listed in schedule IV of Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Food and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016.
The addition of vitamins, minerals and amino acids shall not be permitted.
The presence of natural vitamins and minerals may be declared on the label.
Products covered under these regulations shall contain only natural food additives as specified under schedule C of these regulations.
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