FSSAI has stated that Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Fifth Amendment Regulation 2021 will come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette. Consequently, the Food Business Operators (FBO’s) must comply with all the provisions of these regulations by 1st June 2022. The amendment clarifies and sets the standards of raw edible oil, multisource edible oil, dehydrated vegetables, protein rich wheat-flour, protein rich refined wheat-flour, multigrain-flour, mixed millet-flour, feed, honey, dried sweet basil leaves, non-caloric sweeteners in a returnable container, hemp seeds and seed products, microbiological standards of food grain products etc.
The earlier draft of the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulation 2020 published as per sub section (1) of section 92 of Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 (34 of 2006). Moreover, the notification of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India F. No. Stds/SC/A-1.34/N-1, dated 26th October, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, section 4, invited objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected by it before the expiry of the period of sixty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette were made available to the public.
The objections and suggestions received from the public have been considered by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.
Suffice is to say that in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 92 read with section 16 of the said Act, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has made the further regulations to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.