Draft Food Safety and Standards (Foods for Infant Nutrition) Regulations, 2019

The FSSAI has drafted new regulations called the Food Safety and Standards (Foods for Infant Nutrition) Regulations, 2019. The FSSAI has also invited comments, objections and suggestions from stakeholders which are to reach the FSSAI office by 14 June, 2019 and can also be mailed to regulation@fssai.gov.in on or before this date. Though Food for Infant Nutrition exits as part of the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, but now the FSSAI has proposed to frame a separate regulation which when implemented will supersede the existing regulation as the new proposed regulation will be more comprehensive. This regulation will also include standards for Infant formula for special medical purpose specially food for infants inborn with Errors of Metabolism (IEM). Standards have also been drafted for Premature infant milk substitutes, Lactose free and Lactose and sucrose free infant milk substitutes under infant formula for special medical purposes. There are also standards for food for infants based on traditional food ingredients.

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