Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has extended the timeline for compliance to provisions related to labelling requirements up to 1″ July 2022.
The apex body of food safety has referred to the Food Safety and Standards Authority first Amendment Regulations, 2021 notified on 6th September, 2021 and subsequent direction dated 22″ October, 2021 for extending the timeline. It specifically includes Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Food and Novel Food.
FSSAI has received representation from various stakeholders requesting to permit the use of either old or new names of probiotic strains for the product packaging as the taxonomy of several probiotic microorganisms specified under Schedule VII of above-mentioned regulations have been revised in line with global updating in their name.
FSSAI has taken the decision with the approval of the competent authorities to allow the use of either old or new names of probiotic strains for the product packaging till further order. Notably, it does not compromise with the safety of food products and is also allowed by other regulators across the globe.