India: India Proposes Draft Regulations for Genetically Modified Food for a Second Time
On November 21, 2022, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified its draft notification F.No. 1/Standards/GMO&F/Misc/FSSAI/2018 (November 18, 2022). The proposed regulation relates to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) intended for food use; food ingredients produced from GMOs that contain modified DNA; and food ingredients produced from GMOs that do not contain modified DNA, including ingredients/additives/processing aids derived from GMOs. The published draft regulation is yet to be notified to the World Trade Organization members for comments. The previous draft regulation on this topic notified on November 15, 2021, stands withdrawn (see, GAIN-INDIA-IN2021-0138-India’s FSSAI Proposes New Regulations for Genetically Modified or Engineered Foods).