India's 2012 and 2016 labeling requirements for bulk food products will remain in effect until new standards and regulations take effect in November.
After July 12, 2022, USDA certification will be required to import organic products from India to the United States.
India's Ministry of Commerce has lifted import volume restrictions on select pulses.
On March 22, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) modified its food safety and standards related to Shea butter and Borneo tallow nut oil (or Sal nut oil).
On April 13, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified provisions for licensing and registration of fortified food products in its Food Safety and Compliance System (FOSCOS).
On April 9, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft guidance document – Standard Operating Procedures to Fix Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for Pesticides.
USDA's timely intervention and negotiations averted the potential rejection and loss of a roughly 7,500 live bird shipment from the U.S. valued at about $156,000.
FAS New Delhi (Post) secured confirmation from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India that prunes from plums (Prunus domestica) are a processed food product (dried fruit), and as such are not subject to the non-Genetically Modified (GM) cum GM-Free status certificate requirement.
Effective March 1, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) requires a certificate for Non-Genetically Modified (GM) and GM-Free status for all apples, all origins being imported into the country.
On February 24, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a clarification of acceptable certifying authority options for compliance with its Genetically Modified...
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Pakistan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Government of Pakistan has put on hold genetically engineered (GE) trials on all crops except cotton since March 2019.
On February 8, 2021, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) clarified that the implementation of the requirement for a Genetically Modified-Free Certificate...