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List of NABL Accredited Labs dated 5.3.14
CIFTI eDigest Issue 7
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A Extension of FBO Licensing deadline till 4th Aug, 2014
Minutes of 10th Meeting of Central Advisory Committee of FSSAI
Clarification on Import License being issued by State DO
FAQ's on Product Approval by FSSAI
Extending time period for complying with requirement under the Gazette Notifications No. P 15014/1/2011-PFA/FSSAI
Notification No. 4/15015/30/2011 dated 7th June, 2013 relating to the FSSAI license number and logo on the label of the food products
Food Import Clearance System (Manual)
Draft Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) amendment Regulations, 2013
Draft Food Safety and Standards (FPS & FA) amendment Regulations, 2013 (relating to caramel, glazing agents and stearic acid)
Food Safety & Standards (Food Product Standard & Food Additive), 2013
CIFTI eDigest Issue 5
FAQ's on FSS (Licensing & Registration) Regulations
FAQ's on FSS (Food Product Standards & Food Additives) Regulations
FAQ's on FSS (contaminants, Toxins & Residues) Regulations
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FAQ's on FSS (Laboratory & Sample Analysis) Regulations
FAQ's on Food Safety & Standards Act 2006
Draft Food Safety & Standards (Food Import) Regulations dated 23.7.2013
1st Amendment to FSS (Food Product Standards & Food Additives) Regulations dated 20.8.2013
2nd Amendment to FSS (Food Product Standards & Food Additives) Regulations dated 9.7.2013
3rd Amendment to FSS (Food Product Standards & Food Additives) Regulations dated 1.8.2013
1st Amendment to FSS (Packaging & Labeling) Regulations dated 20.8.2013
2nd Amendment to FSS (Packaging & Labeling) Regulations dated 9.7.2013
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Policy and regulatory work in year 2009 and 2010

Key Issues Handled
  • 33rd session of Codex Alementarius Commission from 5th to 9th July in Geneva Switzerland. -

    33rd session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission was held from 5th to 9th July at Geneva Switzerland. The experts from FICCI codex cell had several rounds of discussion with the members of Shadow committee on CAC, chaired by Food Safety and Standards Authority on various agenda items. Important agenda items like standards on apple, cheese, foods additives, were due for endorsement.
    Website Link: www.codexalimentarius.net



  • Meeting on Safety & Quality Norms for Food Retail Supply Chain on 17th June 2010 at FDA Bhawan, New Delhi. - CIFTI FICCI attended the first meeting on Safety and Quality Norms for Food Retail on 17th June 2010 at FSSAI The main agenda was Draft document on Safety & Quality norms for food retail supply chain.

    Food Retail.zip

  • Industry consultation meeting on draft regulations issued on Energy drinks by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on 2nd June 2010. -

    CIFTI FICCI conducted an industry consultation meeting on draft regulations issued on Energy drinks on 2nd June 2010 by FSSAI. Industry had several concerns on the draft regulations if it gets implemented in the current shape.

    Industry appreciated and expected formulation of separate regulation of standards for energy drinks based on sound science.  FICCI after several rounds of discussion and teleconference prepared a new document customized into Indian realties of Indian Food Processing Sector and submitted its representation to the Food Safety and Standards Authority.



    Energy Drink.pdf

  • Industry consultation meeting on draft regulations issued on Trans fats by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on 2nd June 2010. - CIFTI FICCI conducted an industry consultation meeting on draft regulations issued on Trans fats on 2nd June   2010 by FSSAI. Industry appreciated and expected formulation of separate regulation of standards. Industry supports 10 % TFA in vanapati with removal melting point cap.

    transfats.pdf

  • FICCI CII joint industry consultation on the following concept paper issued by FSSAI on -

    27th MAY 2010
    A.    Suggested structure of food regulation for food additives.
    B.    Suggested structure of regulation for food for special purposes and nutritional uses.

    FICCI CII jointly conducted an industry consultation meeting on concept paper issued by FSSAI on food additives and food Categorization system on 27th May 2010 in FICCI New Delhi. Dr Suvrathan, chairperson, FSSAI addressed the session followed by the presentation of the two documents by Ms Parna Das Gupta, FSSAI Representative. The consultation papers on Food Additives and Special nutritional purposes were highly appreciated by the participants representing all stakeholders including industry, consumer, and academicians. All the experts requested for the speedy finalization of the draft documents. FICCI CII also agreed to furnish the detailed word by word comment for FSSAI consideration. The recommendations which were captured were also circulated for comments. The meeting ended with the vote of thanks and lunch.



    Joint FICCI-CII.rar

  • Industry consultation on Draft on Operationalizing the Regulation of Genetically Modified Foods in India on 13th July 2010 issued by FSSAI. - CIFTI FICCI conducted an industry consultation meeting on draft regulation issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on operationalizing the regulation of Genetically Modified Foods on 13th July 201. The draft document was circulated to the stakeholders and comments were received. FICCI had several rounds to discussion to assess the impact current draft on the Indian food sector. The draft enlists the procedures to be followed for all GM food approvals. The major industry concern is duplication of work with multiple authorities that the document proposes. The Indian representation was submitted to FSSA and the further is awaited.

    Genetically Modified Foods.pdf

  • Discussion on the guidelines of ICMR for the evaluation of probiotics in Food - A task force set up by Indian Council of Medical Research formulated guidelines that would ensure product safety, quality, and reliability of all probiotics products in the market. Probiotic food is an emerging food category in India with a market growth rate of 40 % annually. Probiotics are supplements of live microorganism considered to be good for health and besides playing important role in digestive, immunological and respiratory functions. The standards for the probiotic product market in the country would be laid down by early 2010. Although the guidelines would be voluntary initially, ICMR expects them to become part of statute eventually and see it becoming the guiding document to determine standards for the probiotic industry in the country. These guidelines would have a provision for assessment of efficacy, safety and health claims made by the probiotic products that are being launched and would define a set of parameters required for a product to be classified as probiotic. Inorder to reach to an industry viewpoint, FICCI organized an industry consultation meeting on 8th January 2010 and invited comments from all the stakeholders.

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  • Discussion on the notification issued by Ministry of Environment and Forest - Ministry of Environment and Forest issued a notification on the usage of plastics. The Notification S O 2400 (E) DATED 17TH September was circulated to all the stakeholders for comments. Keeping in view several perspectives, CIFTI FICCI conducted several industry consultation meeting and submitted the industry comments to the Ministry of Environment and Forest.

  • Discussion on code on guidelines for self regulations in food advertising standards - Food Safety and Standards Authority of India issued guidelines code for self regulation in food advertising as per the section 3 (1 ) (b). CIFTI FICCI had several rounds of discussion on the guidelines and submitted the industry concerns to the FSSA.

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  • Submission of Concept paper on Functional Foods, Foods for Special Dietary Uses and Health / Dietary Supplements - Functional foods and dietary supplements is an upcoming trend nowadays. While industry is in a state of flux over standards for these products, regulators are trying to understand how to regulate these products and the plethora of claims they carry. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India requested FICCI to furnish draft industry standards for Functional foods and Dietary supplements for the authority‘s consideration and finalization into country standards for this product range. CIFTI FICCI constituted a special committee on functional food and dietary supplements comprising of leading experts in the country on the subject. The committee prepared three final documents on functional foods, FSDU, Health and Dietary Supplements and finally submitted to the authority along with a formal presentation to the chairperson

    360508816.TXT

 
 

   
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