3 FSSAI News that will shake some Food (and Beverage!) Businesses!

FSSAI News and Updates

What can be the question asked the most? Ok, the second-most asked question, after we question ‘why the whole document-linking process’. It has to be hands down ‘Does FSSAI compliance make a difference to my food business?’ Of course, yes. And guess what? You can Get Latest FSSAI News and Updates on WhatsApp, once every week.

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Take a look at the 3 FSSAI news that came in the last 7 days!

1. Both Heavy metals and the content of alcohol in hard drinks shall now be mentioned on the Product label. This comes after a mandatory mention of health hazards of alcoholic drinks.

Alcoholic content regulation - FSSAI News and Updates

Under Food Product Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages Standard) Regulations 2018, all alcoholic beverages will now be regulated, with only a permitted limit of alcohol content in every type of product. First of its kind, the regulation has taken inspiration post FSSAI started working on the lines of Bureau of Indian Standards and International Organisation of Vine and Wine. Even Heavy metals’ content, naturally found in alcoholic beverages, will be standardised.

2. Any organic food product not appropriately labelled and without the organic food’s logo post-July 2018, shall be deemed illegal and non-compliant with FSSAI.

Organic Food Labelling - FSSAI News and Updates

Any organic food product should now carry appropriate labelling – Organic Food Logo along with FSSAI’s logo to assure of the product’s quality. The company must get certification from either of the two authorities –¬†National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) or the Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS-India). The companies shall also carry the Certification or Quality assurance mark of one of the companies. This move will streamline and standardise organic food product sector.

3. A Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) on Chocolates has been issued for those imported to India, originating from Denmark for the presence of small plastic pieces.

Chcocolate contaminated with Plastic pieces

4 chocolate products of Denmark origin imported in India have small pieces of plastic which can cause choking in small children. The Manufacturer’s description is as follows:
Name: Toms Gruppen A/S
Address: Toms Alle 1, Location Ballerup, Postal Code – DK 2750, Denmark.
Distribution: India (+13 countries)
The notice is issued to avoid the spread and consumption of these products and pose danger to health.

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