India: FAIRS Annual Country Report

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In 2022, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published several food safety related notifications. The FSSAI announced key updates to the Labeling and Display Regulations, including front-of-pack labeling for packaged food products and expanded list of rectifiable labeling deficiencies. Other important notifications included: (i) mandatory registration of foreign food manufacturing facilities for import of certain food categories; (ii) health certificates to accompany imports of milk and milk products, pork and pork products, and fish and fish products; (iii) microbial testing requirements for imported food products; and (iv) a vegan regulation requiring vegan certification of food product imports labeled as "Vegan."

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