FoodSafetyHelpline experts replied to the recent queries:
Q. If a Single ingredient change requires new PA application. If composition is same and brand name is different then , can give intimation letter with new name with new label to be put in market and the composition details of old name and new name?
A. If in case there is a change in even a single ingredient then you have to apply fresh for the product approval. If the brand name is different then you have to apply separately for PA however no additional fees will be charged.
Q. How NON DAIRY CREAMER will be treated under Food Safety & Standards Act?
A. It shall go to the Product Approval. You cannot claim a product as cream which has not been prepared exclusively from milk or which contains less than 25 percent of milk fat.
Q. Will a product applied in bulk and retail pack size required separate approval or one?
A. Wholesale package and multipackages are allowed under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. FSSR recognizes only wholesale and multipiece packages other than the retail packages.
Q. We want claim as Nutritional supplement. if we need to apply for PA, what is the code we need to put, and what kind of documentation required?
A. Indian Food category No. 13.
Q. What is the process for food additives approvals system?
A. Same as for any other food product will apply for the food additives.