The FSSAI has notified the FSS (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Amendment Regulations, 2017 regarding certain restriction on sale of cream ans FSS (Food products standards and food additives) Amendment Regulations, 2017 regarding revised standards for milk and milk products.
FSSAI has notified final regulations on Food Safety and Standards (Approval of non-specified food and food ingredients) Regulations, 2017. This regulation lays down the rules and procedure for grant of prior approval of non-specified food and food ingredients.
The country will get new national standards after 60 years that will standardise outdated benchmarks for determining adulteration. According to these revised standards introduced by top food regulator - Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) - fat content now ranges between 1.5% and 6%, down from a minimum of 3% before. The standards were revised because of the change in environmental conditions, quality of fodder, water that cattle consume.
The Report, ‘FSSAI: Transforming the Food and Nutrition Landscape in India’ is a compilation of the work done by FSSAI since its inception, particularly in the year 2016-2017, a landmark year in the evolution of the Authority. The report then sets broad future direction.
The draft FSS (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulation, 2017, incorporates in the standards for edible oils, their fatty acid compositions , thereby paving the way for determination of the authenticity of the edible oils.
To address holistically the issue of High Fat, Sugar and Salt (HFSS) in food and associated health risks, FSSAI constituted an Expert Group to drat a report. The major constituents of foods namely high saturated and trans fats, sugar and salt intake are known to significantly increase the risk of chronic diseases.
A comprehensive regulation on fortification of food by FSSAI is a important milestone in the country's journey to address malnutrition. Fortification is seen as an important intervention to tackle micronutrient malnutrition.