FSSAI’s Amendment Regulations on Standards of Fortified Rice Kernels

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has given new directions emphasizing on Section 16(5) of Food Safety and Standards Act 2006. It sheds light on operationalization of Draft Food Safety and Standards  (Food Product Standards and Food  Additives)Amendment Regulations  regarding the standard of Fortified Rice Kernel.

Notably, FSSAI had framed draft food safety and standards  amendment regulations  w.r.t the standards of fortified rice kernel  and the same has been drafted and notified  in the Gazette of India on 25th May 2022.

It is important to note here that the draft amendment regulations  are under the process of draft consultation from the stakeholders. Consequently, the apex body of food safety has considered the comments of stakeholders.  The final notification in the Gazette of India  might take some more time.

Amid this, in order to strengthen the national level fortification programme  and its implementation it has been decided to operationalize the provisions related to fortified rice kernel Rice  as provided in the ANNEXURE-1, with immediate effect.

This has been issued with the  approval of the competent authority in exercise of the powers vested  under section 18(2) (d) read with 16(5) of Food safety and Standards Act 2006.

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  • Ajay
    July 1, 2022

    Complete knowledge of fortified rice process

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