The Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Third Amendment Regulations, 2021

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on July 26, 2021 has issued the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Third Amendment Regulations, 2021 to further amend the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011. The amendment in the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 are as follows: - In Regulation 2.1 (2.1.2) which is related to ‘Standard of Milk’, clause 2 item (b) against serial no. 1 which specifies “Buffalo Milk”, has been substituted. In Regulation 2.2 which specifies “Fats, Oils and Fat Emulsions” In Regulation 2.2.1 a) Clause (3) relating ‘Groundnut oil’, the following paragraph has been substituted: - “Further, if the oil is obtained by the method of solvent extraction, it shall be supplied for human consumption only after refining and shall conform to the standards laid down under regulation 2.2.1 (16). The oil so refined shall not contain hexane more than 5.0 ppm. The oil obtained by expelled pressed method shall be free from hexane residues.” b) In Clause (4) relating to “Flaxseed or Linseed Oil”, the following paragraph has been substituted: - “Further, if the oil is obtained by the method of solvent extraction, it shall be supplied for human consumption only after refining and shall conform to the standards laid down under regulation 2.2.1 (16). The oil so refined shall not contain hexane more than 5.0 ppm. The oil obtained by expelled pressed method shall be free from hexane residues.” c) In Clause (6) relating to ‗Rapeseed oil or mustard oil, the following shall be substituted, namely: - “Further, if the oil is obtained by the method of solvent extraction, it shall be supplied for human consumption only after refining and shall conform to the standards laid down under regulation 2.2.1 (16). The oil so refined shall not contain hexane more than 5.0 ppm. The oil obtained by expelled pressed method shall be free from hexane residues”. ii) In sub regulation 2.2.2 (x) relating to ―(x) It shall contain raw or refined sesame oil (Til oil) in sufficient quantity so that when it is mixed with refined groundnut oil in the proportion of 20:80, the colour produced by the Baudouin Test shall not be lighter than 2.0 red units in a 1 cm. cell on a Lovibond scale”, has been substituted. iii) In sub-regulation 2.2.5 (1) relating to “Table Margarine”, has been substituted. In Regulation 2.3 (2.3.29) which specifies “Soyabean Sauce”, has been substituted. In Regulation 2.3 (2.3.47) which specifies Nuts and Raisin, clause 8 related to “Walnut kernel” has been inserted. In Regulation 2.4 (2.4.4) which specifies “Besan”, has been substituted.

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