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Draft amendment to the requirements for Alcoholic Beverages in Food Safety Standards


May 25, 2023

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published draft notification on Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Amendment Regulations, 2023 related to standards of Mead (Honey wine), Craft Beer, Indian liquors and definition of Low Alcoholic Beverages/ RTD, Wine based Beverages and, Country Liquors.

2. In the Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations, 2018,–

(1) inPart-1,

(a) in regulation 1.2 relating to „Definitions‟, after sub-regulation1.2.12, following shall be inserted, namely, -

“1.2.12a. “Ready-to–drink/ Low alcoholic beverages, shall be low alcoholic, flavored beverages having more than 0.5 to 8.0% of alcohol ABV, made from spirit or the mixture of spirit or any alcoholic beverage other than wine and beer as base by adding natural/nature identical/artificial flavors and/or food additives permitted under the FSS (FPS&FA) Regulations 2011; and/or fruit/vegetable juice with or without added sugar/salt and with or without carbonation. In case of carbonated ready-to-drink (RTD) /low alcoholic beverages, they shall be carbonated with carbon dioxide. However,the carbonated RTD /low alcoholic beverages shall have a minimum of one volume of carbon dioxide. It shall conform to the requirements of Table-4]”.


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