Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) gazette the amendment to the Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations on non-alcoholic beer and flavored beer.
(a) in regulation 1.2, after the sub-regulation 1.2.8, following sub-regulation shall be inserted, namely: - “1.2.8a. “non-alcoholic counterpart of alcoholic beverage” means non-alcoholic beverage having alcohol content less than or equal to 0.5% alcohol by volume, which shall meet all the requirements of respective alcoholic beverage of origin except the ethyl alcohol content. Additionally, the alcoholic beverage of the origin must undergo the process of fermentation and the produced alcohol is removed thereafter.’’;
(b) after sub-regulation 4.2(1), following shall be inserted, namely. -
“4.2(2) Flavoured Beer: Beer containing flavours as per the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 and such beer shall meet all the other requirements of the beer, as specified under these regulations.”
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