FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
New Delhi, the 22nd September, 2021
F. No. 1-116/Scientific Committee/Notif.28.6/2010-FSSAI.—Whereas the draft of the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Amendment Regulations, 2019, were published as required under sub-section (1) of section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006), vide notification of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India number File No. 1-116/Scientific Committee/Notif.28.6/2010-FSSAI, dated the 28th August, 2019, in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4, inviting objections and suggestions from the persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public;
And whereas the copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on the 12th September, 2019;
And whereas the objections and suggestions received from the public in respect of the said draft regulations have been considered by the Food Safety and standards Authority of India;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (e) of sub-section (2) of section 92 of the said Act, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.- (1) These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Second Amendment Regulations, 2021.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette and food business operator shall comply with all the provisions of these regulations with effect from 1st April, 2022.
2. In the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018, in regulation 4 relating to “Compliance with Standards on Micronutrient Content in Fortified Foods” for sub-regulation (1) the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“Any manufacturer who fortifies any food shall ensure that the level of added micronutrients on label of such fortified food shall fall within the range specified in Schedule-I.
The tolerance of minus 10 per cent of the declared total value on the label may be allowed for the purposes of compliance and analysis at any point in time. Provided that the maximum limit of added micronutrients specified in Schedule-I must be complied with.”
ARUN SINGHAL, Chief Executive Officer
Note : The principal regulations were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4 vide notification number File No. 11/03/Reg/Fortification/2014, dated the 2st August, 2018 and subsequently amended vide notification:-
(i) F. No. REG/Fortification Amendment (1)/Notification/FSSAI-2018, dated 18th December, 2020; and
(ii) F. No. Stds/SP-18/A-1.12/N-1, dated 27th August, 2021.