Food Safety Standards under FSSAI

Food Safety Standards under FSSAI
18 January 2022

Food Safety Standards under FSSAI

1. Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011:


"Food additive" is any substance that is not normally consumed alone as a food or not used as a typical food ingredient, regardless of whether it has a nutritional value or not, its international addition to food for technological (including organoleptic) purposes in production, processing , Preparation, treatment, packaging, packaging, transport or storage of such foods, or they can reasonably be expected to result (directly or indirectly) in their or their by-products becoming part of or otherwise affecting the properties of, but including, such foods no "contaminants" or substances that are added to food in order to maintain or improve the nutritional values.



2. Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011:
 


These rules set maximum levels of pollutants, harmful chemicals, and residues that can be found in food.
The Regulations define the metal contaminants, crop contaminants, naturally occurring hazardous chemicals, and residues that may be present in food and food goods and must not exceed the limitations set forth in the Tables. \


3. Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011: 


The method in which food is marked and labelled is governed by these regulations.General packaging standards, such as the materials or metals utilised, are included in the Regulations, as well as packaging requirements for specific food products.


4. Food Safety and Standards (Food or Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Foods for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Foods and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016: 


Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Food, and Novel Food are all regulated by these Regulations, which are divided into 13 parts and eight schedules. Food or ingredients referred to in the Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011 and for which standards are provided, as well as the plants and botanicals listed in Schedule IV of these regulations shall not be deemed a health supplement, nutraceutical, or food for special dietary use or food for special dietary use or food for special medical purposes for the purposes of these regulations.



5. Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017:


The Organic Food Industry in India will be governed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), according to Section 22 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. This is done to ensure that the country has a uniform food law. Organic food items, unlike ordinary food products, are subject to different regulations. As a result, after consulting with a variety of industry-related groups, consultancies, ministries, and other stakeholders.



6. Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations, 2018:


The Food Safety and Standards for alcoholic drinks are specified in these Regulations, which consist of five parts separated into five Parts and three Tables. Their goals are to regulate the production, packaging, sale, and labelling of distilled alcoholic beverages, such as Brandy, Gin, Rum, Vodka, Liqueur or Cordial or Aperitifs, Whisky, Wine, Beer, and other Fermented Beverages, in compliance with section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.



7. Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Food) Regulation, 2018:


The Food Safety and Standards for the Fortification of Foodstuff Regulations are made up of eight sections separated into three parts and two schedules. Except for restrictions on nutraceuticals and foods for Special Dietary Uses, the provisions of these regulations supersede any fortification standards set forth in any regulations, orders, or guidelines issued under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 thereunder.