FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 22nd September, 2021

F. No. Std/SP-05/T(IFR-01).—The draft regulations further to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Foods for Infant Nutrition) Regulations, 2020, which the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India proposes to make with previous approval of the Central Government, 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) is hereby published as required under sub-section (1) of section 92 of the said Act for the information of all persons likely to be affected thereby, and notice is hereby given that the said draft regulations shall be taken into consideration after the expiry of the period of sixty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette in which this notification is published are made available to the public;

Objections or suggestions, if any, may be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi- 110002 or may be sent by e-mail at [email protected];

Objections or suggestions which may be received with respect to the said draft regulations within the period specified above shall be considered by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

Draft Regulations

1. (1) These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Foods for Infant Nutrition) Amendment Regulations, 2021.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Food Safety and Standards (Foods for Infant Nutrition) Regulations, 2020,

(1) in regulation 4 related to labelling, in the first paragraph, the words ‘Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011 shall be substituted with the following words, namely:-

“Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020”;

(2) in regulation 7,

(i) in sub-regulation (1), in the table specified under clause (g), the row and the subsequent entries at serial no 19 related to the parameter Vitamin B12, shall be substituted with the following, namely:-

“19. Vitamin B12, µg 0.25 – 4.0 0.05 –0.90″

(ii) after the sub-regulation (2), following shall be inserted namely:-

“(3) where an infant formula in powder format is manufactured without use of any vegetable oil, linoleate, vitamin E, starch, specified food additive and optional ingredients, the product may be named as ‘Infant Milk Food‘.”

(3) in regulation 10,

(i) in sub-regulation (1), in the table specified under clause (h), the row and the subsequent entries at serial no 15, related to the parameter Vitamin B12, shall be substituted with the following, namely:-

“15. Vitamin B12, µg 0.25 – 4.0 0.05 –0.90″

(ii) Insub-regulation (2), in the table under clause (a),

(A) the words ‘pH adjusting agents‘ shall be substituted with the words “Acidity regulators”.

(B) After the existing entries, following shall be inserted, namely:-

“Packaging gases
Carbon dioxide 290 GMP”
Nitrogen 941

ARUN SINGHAL, Chief Executive Officer

[ADVT.-III/4/Exty./271/2021-22]

Note : The principal regulation were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part III, Section 4, vide notification number F. No. Stds/03/Notification (IFR)/FSSAI-2017, dated 4th December, 2020.

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