The Food Authority has been issuing orders or advisories or guidelines from time to time so as to ensure the safety and wholesomeness of the foods imported into the country. Through an Order dated 13 July, 2017 the FSSAI has now suppressed certain orders and advisories related to imports of foods as new regulations have now been formulated to replace earlier orders and advisories. Some of the advisories (1 to 8 in the table below) have now been covered under the Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulations, 2017. Numbers 9 to 11 as given in the table below have been covered under the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulation, 2016.
The earlier advisories and guidelines have now been superseded through amendments in the FSS (Food Products Standards & Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 along with introducing Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulations 2017, and therefore the following advisories and guidelines will no longer be in force so FBOs importing foods must not follow them any longer.
|S.No||Advisory Subject||Date of advisory|
|1.||Guidelines related to the Imported Food Clearance Process by FSSAI Authorised officers||28th September, 2010|
|2.||Re-testing of sample of imported food articles||3rd November, 2010|
|3.||Ad-Hoc guidelines related to Imported Food Clearance Process by FSSAI Authorised Officers||20th May, 2011|
|4.||Ad-Hoc guidelines related to Imported Food Clearance Process by FSSAI Authorised Officers||12th October, 2011|
|5.||Ad-Hoc Instructions related to Imported Food Clearance Process by FSSAI Authorised Officers regarding Date of manufacture and Batch number||15th December, 2011|
|6.||Guidelines regarding Clearance of food consignments imported into India for Research & Development purposes||30th March, 2012|
|7.||Guidelines for import of food articles meant for exhibition and tasting purposes||19th February, 2015|
|8.||Introduction of self-declaration system to substitute affidavits in the Food Import Clearance System||27th March, 2015|
|9.||Clarification regarding chocolates containing vegetable oil||14th November, 2012|
|10.||Use of vegetable fat in chocolate||26th November, 2012|
|11.||Clarification regarding testing of filled chocolates||20th February, 2013|