Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) First Amendment Regulations, 2020.

Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) First Amendment Regulations, 2020.

 MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

(Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) 
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 18th December, 2020

Food Safety and Standards
F. No. REG/Fortification Amendment (1)/Notification/FSSAI-2018.—Whereas the draft of the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Amendment Regulations, 2019, were published as required under sub-section (1) of section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006), vide notification of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India number F. No. REG/Fortification Amendment (1)/Notification/FSSAI-2018, dated the 4th February, 2019, in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4, inviting objections and suggestions from the persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public;

And whereas the copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on the 11th February, 2019;


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And whereas the objections and suggestions received from the public in respect of the said draft regulations have been considered by the Food Safety and standards Authority of India;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (e) of sub-section (2) of section 92 of the said Act, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018, namely:-

 Regulations

1. Short title and commencement.- 

(1) These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) First Amendment Regulations, 2020.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette and food business operator shall comply with all the provisions of these regulations with effect from 1st July, 2021.

2. In the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018 (herein after referred as said regulation)-

(A) In regulation 2, in sub regulation (1), after clause (d), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

“(da) “Fortified Processed Foods” means processed foods (i.e., foods that have been altered from its natural state by industrial processing methods) that have undergone the process of fortification as per the provisions of these regulations. The same may have fortified staples as raw materials and/or fortified with permitted micronutrients and additives as specified under the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Regulation, 2011.”

(B) in regulation 3, after sub-regulation (4), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:-

“(5) Fortified Processed Foods may be prepared from fortified food articles that may be cereals and/or milk;

(6) The Fortified Processed Food shall provide 15-30% of the Indian adult RDA of micronutrient based on an average calorie intake of 600 kcal from processed foods (approximately 1/3rd of daily energy requirement for an adult);

(7) High Fat Sugar Salt (HFSS) Foods shall be excluded from Fortified Processed Foods category. The definition of HFSS foods shall have the same meaning as specified under the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020.”

(C) in regulation 4, after sub-regulation (1), the following sub-regulation shall be inserted, namely:-

“(2) Any manufacturer who fortifies any processed food shall ensure that the level of micronutrients in such fortified processed food shall fall within the range specified in Schedule-III.”

(D) in regulation 7, after sub-regulation (2), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

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Provided that the requirements as specified in sub-regulation (2) is not required in case of iodized salt (when fortified with iodine).

(E) in Schedule- I, -

(a) for clause (3), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“3.  Fortified Milk

Species identified milk (namely buffalo milk, cow milk, goat milk, sheep milk and camel milk), full cream milk, toned milk, double toned milk, skimmed milk and standardized milk, when fortified, shall be fortified with the following micronutrients at the level given in the table below, wherein the milk is to undergo the process of pasteurization, sterilization, ultra high temperature sterilization/treatment or boiling:

S.

No.

Nutrients/Source

Level of nutrient per litre of Species identified milk (namely buffalo milk, cow milk, goat milk, sheep milk and camel milk)/ full cream milk/toned milk/double toned milk/skimmed milk/standardized milk

1.

Vitamin A (µ g RE)- Retinyl acetate or Retinyl palmitate

270 - 450

2.

Vitamin D (µg) *Cholecalciferol or*Ergocalciferol

(*Only from Plant source)

5-7.5

Note: Vitamin A (retinol): 1 IU= 0.3 µg RE (Retinol Equivalent); Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol or Ergocalciferol): 1 IU= 0.025 µg”
 
(b) in clause (4), after the second table, following statement shall be inserted, namely :-
“Multi-grain Atta may also be fortified with vitamins and minerals at the same levels specified for ‘Fortified Atta’, provided that the multigrain atta contains more than 50% as wheat flour in it.”
F) after Schedule –II, the following Schedule shall be inserted, namely:-

“SCHEDULE-III
STANDARDS FOR FORTIFIED PROCESSED FOODS
[See sub-regulation (2) of regulation 4]

1. Fortified Cereal Products:

(1) Cereal products include Breakfast cereals, Pasta and Noodles, when fortified, shall contain added iron, folic acid and Vitamin B12 at the level given in the table below, namely......................Click here for read more.

Source: http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/223812.pdf

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