India: India - FSSAI Notifies List of 79 Designated Ports-of-Entry for the Import of Certain High-Risk Food Products
On January 11, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Notification No. F. No. TIC-B05/5/2022-IMPORTS-FSSAI. The FSSAI notification lists 79 designated ports-of-entry for certain categories of high-risk food products to be imported into India. These categories include: milk and milk products; egg powder; meat and meat products, including poultry; fish and fish products; foods for infant nutrition/infant foods; nutraceuticals, health supplements, foods for dietary uses, probiotic and prebiotic foods, and foods for special medical purposes. The effective implementation date for this new FSSAI order is March 1, 2023. The FSSAI has stationed it officials at all the newly designated ports. The FSSAI notes that the list is subject to periodic updating from time to time.