In view of references received from Department of Consumer Affairs and Ministry of Agriculture regarding Indian pulses production, consumption scenario and import requirements, the imported consignment of Food Grains including Pulses and Crude oil (edible grade) are to be facilitated to ensure timely processing and clearance.
Accordingly, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed all authorized officers to facilitate and carry out the food import clearance process of all such imported consignments without delay.
Further, importer shall declare and submit the undertaking/declaration in the form as Annexed to concerned Authorized Officer and Authorized Officers are directed to carry out visual inspection and upon satisfactory visual inspection, shall draw samples and issue Provisional No-Objection Certificate (P-NOC) without waiting for the analysis report from the laboratory. On receipt of the analysis report from the laboratory, the Authorized Officer shall issue the final No Objection Certificate, if the product conforms to the FSSAI standards.
This has been issued with the approval of the Competent Authority.
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