India: India's FSSAI Publishes Draft Amendments for the Infant Nutrition Foods Regulation

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   IN2021-0125

On September 22, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published the draft Food Safety and Standards (Foods for Infant Nutrition) Amendment Regulations (2021). Major amendments proposed by authority include changes in the parameters for vitamin B12, as well as to the insertion of new entries ‘Packaging Gases’ prescribing carbon dioxide and nitrogen under good manufacturing practices (GMP) in sub-regulation (2) dealing with additives used in infant formula. World Trade Organization (WTO) members are invited to comment on the proposed draft amendments; the timeline to provide comments is 60 days from the date of notification on the WTO website.

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