FSS Amendment Regulations, 2016

FSS Amendment Regulations, 2016, related to food additives to come into force on or after July 1, 2017


New Delhi, Sep 20 (KNN) The Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Seventh Amendment Regulations, 2016, will come into force on or after July 1, 2017, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has said.


The amendment is related to harmonization of horizontal standards for food additive for use in certain food categories.


Making amendments in the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, FSSAI said, “These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Seventh Amendment Regulations, 2016.”


It said they shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette and compliance with provision of these regulations on or after July 1, 2017.


Certain amendments have been made in the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) regulations, 2011, in Chapter 3 relating to Substances Added to Food.


Some regulations related to Food Additives that have been substituted includes  - The conditions under which food additives may be used in foods, whether or not they have previously been permitted by the Food Safety and Standards (Food Standards and Food Additives) regulations, 2011.


Changes have been made in food categories or individual food items in which the use of food additives is not allowed, or where use should be restricted, are defined by these Regulations.


Further amendments have been made in - Acceptable Daily Intake; Maximum Use Level of an additive; Justification for the use of Food Additives etc.