India: India's FSSAI Proposes New Regulations for Genetically Modified or Engineered Foods

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On November 15, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued draft regulations for Genetically Modified Organisms or Genetically Engineered Organisms, or Living Modified Organisms intended for direct use as food or for processing. The draft regulation states that “no person shall manufacture, store, distribute, sell or import in India, any food or food ingredient derived from Genetically Modified Organisms, except with the prior approval of the Food Authority. World Trade Organization (WTO) members are invited to comment on the proposed draft amendment and the timeline to provide comments is 60-days from the date of notification on the WTO website.

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