On October 14, 2020, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued two amendments to “Food Safety and Standards”, the contents of which are as follows:
1. Delete some of the regulations related to salt, iron-fortified table salt, and alcoholic beverages;
2. Added sorbitol monostearate, sorbitan fatty acid ester, nisin and other food additives in Appendix A “List of Allowed Food Additives” and their scope of use and dosage requirements;
3. The hygienic standards, sampling quantity and testing methods of microorganisms (including pathogenic bacteria) in spices have been increased;
4. The labeling of 15 kinds of edible vegetable oils and the terms of custody claims (including nutritional function claims) that are allowed to be used in advertisements are supplemented in the regulations.
The revised content will take effect on the date of publication, and the transition period will be until July 1, 2021.