The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) has emphasized on the draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2021. Notably, it was published on 14th October, 2021 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4 as per 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, F.No. Std/Notifications/35.1/2021.
The apex body of food safety has invited objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby, before the expiry of the period of sixty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public.The copies of the above-mentioned Gazette were made available to the public on the 20th October, 2021.
The objections and suggestions received from the public in respect of the said draft regulations have been considered by FSSAI in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 92 read with section 16 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006).
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India hereby makes the following regulations to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, namely: – 1. (1) These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) First Amendment Regulations, 2023.
(2) They shall come into force on 1st August, 2023, except sub-regulation 2.6.2 of regulation 2.6 which shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
- In the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 (hereinafter referred as said regulations), – (1) in regulation 2.1, (a) in sub-regulation 2.1.1 relating to „General Standards for Milk and Milk Products‟, in clause 1, in sub-clause (f), for item (vi), following shall be substituted, namely: – “(vi) dahi, skimmed milk dahi”;
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