FSSAI proposes amendments to the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011

FSSAI proposes amendments to the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011

June 13, 2018 Industry Specific 0

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (“FSSAI”) in  a draft notification dated 4th June, 2018 has proposed amendments to  the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 (“Regulation”) and invited comments and suggestions from the stakeholders.

The proposed amendments are as follows;

Principal Regulation Amended Regulation Implication
Regulation 2.3.51 – Coconut Milk (Non- Dairy) –

 

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1(e) it shall have characteristic colour, flavour and odour characteristic of the products and may be processed by heat, in an appropriate manner, before or after being hermetically sealed in a container, so as to prevent spoilage.

 

 

Regulation 2.3.51 – Coconut Milk (Non-Dairy) –

 

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1(e) it shall have characteristic colour, flavour and odour characteristic of the products and may be processed by heat, in an appropriate manner, before or after being hermetically sealed in a container, so as to prevent spoilage. Coconut water, Maltodextrin and Sodium caseinate may be added with label declaration on the package as provided in clause (6) of sub-regulation 2.3.51 of these regulations. The product shall have characteristic colour, flavour and odour of the products. It may be processed by heat, in an appropriate manner, before or after being hermetically sealed in a container, so as to prevent spoilage.

Regulation 2.3.51 which governs the provision w.r.t. Coconut Milk (Non – Dairy) is being proposed to be substituted.

 

In addition to the existing requirements of having characteristic colour, flavour and odour characteristic of the products which may be processed by heat, in an appropriate manner, before or after being hermetically sealed in a container, to prevent spoilage, the Amendment proposes to declare the specific ingredients such as Coconut water, Maltodextrin and Sodium caseinate with label declaration on the package of Coconut Milk (Non – Dairy).

Regulation 2.3.51 – Coconut Milk (Non-Dairy) –

 

“…………………..

 

6. Labelling:

The product covered by this Standard shall be labelled in accordance with the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011.

 

 

Regulation 2.3.51 – Coconut Milk (Non-Dairy) –

 

“…………………..

 

6. Labelling:

The product covered by this Standard shall be labelled in accordance with the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011. The coconut milk (non-dairy), in which coconut water or maltodextrin or sodium caseinate either singly or in combination is added, shall be labelled as Coconut milk with added *coconut water/*maltodextrin/*sodium caseinate.

*Strikeout whichever is not applicable.

 

The Amendment prescribes specific labelling requirements for coconut milk (non-dairy), in which coconut water or maltodextrin or sodium caseinate either singly or in combination is added.

 

The label will read as follows:

 

Coconut milk with added *coconut water/*maltodextrin/*sodium caseinate.

 

*Strikeout whichever is not applicable.

 

Regulation 2.3.52 – Coconut Cream (Non-Dairy) –

 

“…………………….

 

1(e). It shall have characteristic colour, flavour and odour of the products. It may be processed by heat, in an appropriate manner, before or after being hermetically sealed in a container, so as to prevent spoilage.

 

 

Regulation 2.3.52 – Coconut Cream (Non-Dairy) –

 

“…………………….

 

1(e). It shall have characteristic colour, flavour and odour of the products. It may be processed by heat, in an appropriate manner, before or after being hermetically sealed in a container, so as to prevent spoilage. Coconut water, Maltodextrin and Sodium caseinate may be added with label declaration on the package as provided in clause (6) of sub-regulation 2.3.52 of these regulations. The product shall have characteristic colour, flavour and odour of the products. It may be processed by heat, in an appropriate manner, before or after being hermetically sealed in a container, so as to prevent spoilage.

 

Regulation 2.3.52 which governs the provision w.r.t. Coconut Cream (Non – Dairy) is being proposed to be substituted.

 

In addition to the existing requirements of having characteristic colour, flavour and odour characteristic of the products which may be processed by heat, in an appropriate manner, before or after being hermetically sealed in a container, to prevent spoilage, the Amendment proposes to declare the specific ingredients such as Coconut water, Maltodextrin and Sodium caseinate with label declaration on the package of Coconut Cream (Non – Dairy).

Regulation 2.3.52 – Coconut Cream (Non-Dairy) –

 

“……………………

 

6. Labelling:

The product covered by this standard shall be labelled in accordance with the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011.

 

Regulation 2.3.52 – Coconut Cream (Non-Dairy) –

 

“……………………

 

6. Labelling:

The product covered by this standard shall be labelled in accordance with the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011. The coconut milk (non-dairy), in which coconut water or maltodextrin or sodium caseinated either singly or in combination is added, shall be labelled as: Coconut milk with added *coconut water/*maltodextrin/*sodium caseinate *Strikeout whichever is not applicable.

 

The Amendment prescribes specific labelling requirements for coconut cream (non-dairy), in which coconut water or maltodextrin or sodium caseinate either singly or in combination is added.

 

The label will read as follows:

 

Coconut milk with added *coconut water/*maltodextrin/*sodium caseinate.

 

*Strikeout whichever is not applicable.

Along with the substitution and insertion at stated in the tabular form above, the following sub-regulations have been inserted after sub-regulation 2.9.34 regarding the respective products with their definition, characteristics and examples. The sub-regulation numbers with the name of products are being given below;

Sub-Regulation Number Products
2.9.35 Dried Oregano
2.9.36 Pimento or Allspice
2.9.37 Dried Laurel or Dried Bay Leaf
2.9.38 Dried Mint
2.9.39 Dried Rosemary

The objections or suggestions regarding the proposed amendments may be addressed as per the attached format to the Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, 03rd Floor, Food and Drug Administration Bhawan, Kotla road, New Delhi – 110002 or emailed to regulation@fssai.gov.in within 4th August, 2018.

For further details please refer to the attached document.

SourceFoods Safety and Standards Authority of India

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