These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Amendment Regulations, 2021. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 22nd November, 2021

F. No. Std/SP-21/T(Alcohol-3).The following draft of certain regulations further to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations, 2018, which the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, with the previous approval of the Central Government, proposes to make, in exercise of powers conferred by clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, (34 of 2006) is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of section 92 of the said Act, for the information of persons likely to be affected thereby and notice is hereby given that the said draft regulations will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of sixty days from the date on which copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published are made available to the public;

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

The objections or suggestions which may be received from any person with respect to said draft regulations, before the expiry of the period so specified above, will be considered by the Food Authority.

Draft regulations

1. (1) These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) 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 (Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations, 2018, –

(1) in Part 1, after the sub-regulation 1.2.16, following shall be inserted, namely:-

“1.2.17 “Non-alcoholic counterpart of alcoholic beverage” means non-alcoholic beverage having alcohol content less than or equal to 0.5% abv. It shall meet all the requirements of respective alcoholic beverage of origin except the ethyl alcohol content. Additionally, the alcoholic beverage of the origin must undergo the process of fermentation and the produced alcohol is removed thereafter.”

(2) in Part 4, after sub-regulation 4.2(1), following shall be inserted, namely:-

“4.2(2) Flavoured Beer: Beer containing flavours as per the provisions prescribed under the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011. Such Beer shall meet all the other requirements of the Beer, as specified under these regulations.”

ARUN SINGHAL, Chief Executive Officer

[ADVT.-III/4/Exty./449/2021-22]

Note : The principal regulation were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part III, Section 4, vide notification number F. No. 2/SA-24/2009(1)/FSSAI, dated 19th March, 2018 and subsequently amended vide notification numbers,-

No. Stds/SP (water and Beverages)/Notification(1)/FSSAI-2019 dated 18th December, 2020.a

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