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Amendments to alcoholic beverages standards published by FSSAI


Nov 23, 2021

The amendments proposed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) are:

(1) in Part 1, after the sub-regulation 1.2.16, following shall be inserted, namely:-

“1.2.17 “Non-alcoholic counterpart of alcoholic beverage” means non-alcoholic beverage having alcohol content less than or equal to 0.5% abv. It 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.’’

(2) in Part 4, after sub-regulation 4.2(1), following shall be inserted, namely:-

“4.2(2) Flavoured Beer: Beer containing flavours as per the provisions prescribed under the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011. Such Beer shall meet all the other requirements of the Beer, as specified under these regulations.”


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