FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
New Delhi, the 2nd February, 2021
F. No. Stds/O&F/Notification(13)/FSSAI-2019.—Whereas the draft of certain regulations further to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011, was published as required by 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. Stds/O&F/Notification(13)/FSSAI-2019, 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 30th August, 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 clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 92 read with section 16 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 (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011, namely :-
1. Short title and commencement.—(1) These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) 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 ensure compliance to all the provisions of these regulations for all the products manufactured on or after 1st January, 2022.
2. In the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011,-
(1) in regulation 1.2, after clause 1, the following clause shall be inserted, namely-
“2. “Industrial trans fatty acids” means all the geometrical isomers of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids having non-conjugated, interrupted by at least one methylene group, carbon-carbon double bonds in the trans configuration. It excludes trans-fatty acids from dairy, meat, fish and their products.”;
(2) in regulation 2.3, in sub-regulation 2.3.14, after clause (20), the following clause shall be inserted, namely-
“(21) Food Products in which edible oils and fats are used as an ingredient shall not contain industrial trans fatty acids more than 2% by mass of the total oils/fats present in the product, on and from 01st January, 2022.”.
ARUN SINGHAL, Chief Executive Officer
Note : The principal regulations were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide notification number F. No. 2-15015/30/2010, dated the 1st August, 2011 and subsequently amended vide notification numbers:
i. No. 4/15015/30/2011, dated the 8th February, 2013;
ii. No. Stds/O&F/Notification (2)/FSSAI-2016, dated the 23rd August, 2016;
iii. No. Stds/F&VP/Notification (02)/FSSAI-2016, dated the 23rd August, 2016;
iv. No. Stds/O&F/Notification (8)/FSSAI-2017, dated the 31st July, 2018;
v. No. Stds/Additives-2/Notification/FSSAI/2018, dated the 25th June, 2019;
vi. No. Stds/Salt/Misc/01/FSSAI-2016 (pt-1), dated the 25th June, 2019;
vii. No. Stds/Additive-3/notification/FSSAI/2018, dated 21st July, 2020;
vii. No. Stds/Agmark-BIS/02/FSSAI-2018, dated 20th October, 2020:
viii. No. Stds/O&F/Notification(12)/FSSAI-2019, dated 26th October, 2020: and
ix. No. Reg/Stds-Khesari dal/FSSAI-2020, dated 12th January, 2021.