The Central government has considered the objections and suggestions received from the public before the expiry of the period of sixty days from the date on which the copies of the gazette was published by FSSAI as required under sub-section (1) of section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006) vide notification of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India number F.No. Std/SP-08/A-1.2019/N-01, dated 18January,2021, in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, part III, Section 4.
Notably, the copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on the 20t‘ January, 2021.
FSSAI has made several regulations to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations, 2018 in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (k) of sub-section (2) of section 92 read with section 23 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006).
A glance at the regulations;
Short title and commencement-
- These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) First Amendment Regulations, 2022.
- They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette.
- In the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations, 2018 (hereinafter refer as said regulations),—
- In sub-regulation (4) of regulation 4, in clause (a), after second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: –
Provided further that food grade packaging materials as specified in regulation 4(1) to (3), which may or may not contain plastic as component compatible with the water to be packaged may also be used. In such cases requirements of transparency would not apply.
Note: The Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations, 2018 were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4 vide notification number File No. 1-95/Stds/Packaging/SP(L&C/A)/ FSSAI-2017, dated the 24″ December, 2018.