India: India's FSSAI Issues Order on Rectifiable Labeling Information for Imported Food Products

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On November 18, 2022, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published the Order F. No. Import/TFM/APEX/2022-FSSAI. The FSSAI, aiming to help facilitate trade, while ensuring the safety of food being imported into India, issued the directive authorizing the rectification of all non-compliant labels on imported food consignments to be done at the port-of-entry. The direction permits the rectification of labels to be carried out by affixing a single non-detachable sticker or by any other non-detachable method within the confines of a Customs bonded warehouse before the visual inspection, or the re-inspection, by the FSSAI authorized officer or representative.

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