The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a notification dated 2nd August, 2017 (“Notification”) thereby amending the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 and Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011 and revising the standards for milk and milk products therein. Further, certain restriction have been imposed on sale of cream, effective 2nd August, 2017.
Key highlights of the Notification:
- The provision relating to prohibition on sale of cream which has not been prepared exclusively from milk or which contains less than 25 per cent. of milk fat under the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011 has been omitted.
- Certain definitions under the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 (“Regulations”) like boiled milk, double toned milk, flavoured milk, full cream milk, milk, milk products etc. stands omitted.
- Regulation 2.1 of Chapter 2 relating to Dairy Products and Analogues under the Regulations has been substituted and the certain standards of milk products have also been revised. Some of those standards are as follows:
- General Standards for Milk and Milk Products
- Standard for Flavoured Milk
- Standard for Evaporated or Concentrated Milk
- Standard for Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Standard for Cream and Malai
- Standard for Butter
Source: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India