FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
New Delhi, the 21st July, 2020
No. stds/Additive-3/notification/FSSAI/2018.— Whereas the draft of certain regulations, namely, the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Amendment Regulations, 2018, was published vide notification of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India number No. stds/Additive3/notification/FSSAI/2018, dated the 26th November, 2018, in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4 as required by sub- section (1) of section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006), inviting objections and suggestions from persons likely to be affected thereby, within a 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 Official Gazette were made available to the public on the 29th November, 2018;
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 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 (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011, namely: —
1. (1) These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) First Amendment Regulations, 2020.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011, in regulation 2.3, in sub-regulation 2.3.14, in clause (19), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-
“Provided that if such product is sold through a vending machine, the food business operator shall display on the vending machine prominently and cause it to be labelled on the cup or container in which the product is served in respect of artificial sweetener as per the labelling requirements specified under regulation 2.4.4 (24, 25, 26, 28 and 29) of Food safety and Standards (Packaging and labelling) Regulations, 2011.
Explanation.- For the purpose of this proviso, vending machine does not include those which serve pre-packaged beverages and food.”
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) F.No.4/15015/30/2011, dated the 8th February, 2013;
(ii) F. No. Stds/O&F/Notification (2)/FSSAI-2016, dated the 23rd August, 2016;
(iii) F.No. Stds/F&VP/Notification (02)/FSSAI-2016, dated the 23rd August, 2016;
(iv) F. No. Stds/O&F/Notification (8)/FSSAI-2017, dated the 31st July, 2018; and
(v) F.No. Stds/Salt/Misc/01/FSSAI-2016 (pt-1), dated the 25th June, 2019.