FSSAI suggests scientifically substantiated health claims which may be used in respect of micronutrients in fortified food

FSSAI suggests scientifically substantiated health claims which may be used in respect of micronutrients in fortified food

January 8, 2018 Food & Beverage, OPS, states 0

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (“FSSAI”) has, vide directions issued on 22nd December, 2017, suggested scientifically substantiated health claims, which may be used in broader form for fortified foods against the respective micronutrients with which such food are fortified, in accordance with the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2016 (“Regulations”)

These claims should comply with the Provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and the rules made thereunder, specifically the packaging and labelling requirements laid down under the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011.

Background:

The Regulations were made operational with effect from 16th October, 2016. These Regulations laid down the Standards for Wheat Flour, Rice, Edible Oil, Milk and Salt, which may be fortified with micronutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Iron, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin and Pyridoxine.

The FSSAI suggested these claims in order to have uniformity in the claims regarding the micronutrients used for fortification of the specified food.

Please refer to the attached document for further details on the suggestions made by the FSSAI.

Source: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

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