NEWS: India Food Standards Amendment

News from AAFC Market Access Secretariat

India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has published the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Third Amendment Regulations (2021).

The Third Amendment Regulations (2021) relates to the final standards for walnut kernels, buffalo milk, vegetable oils (including peanut, flaxseed, rapeseed, poppy seed, safflower seed, taramira, sesame, Niger seed (also often called Nyger Seed or Nyjer Seed), soybean, maize, watermelon seed, sunflower seed, avocado, grapeseed, inter-esterified and hydrogenated vegetables, margarine and fat spreads, soybean sauce, besan (ground de-husked Bengal gram flour), maize starch, oat products, soy dahi/yogurt, yellow pea powder, black, white and green peppers, dried sage, instant tea in solid form, caffeinated and non-alcoholic beverages, packaged drinking water, sweeteners, and chewing gum.

The implementation date for this amended regulation is February 1, 2022. The full text of the Gazette of India (official gazette) is  available on the FSSAI website (scroll for English text).

Please take note of this new measure and we strongly encourage Canadian exporters to consult with their importers to ensure compliance. Should you have any comments or questions, please advise the Market Access Secretariat at by October 28, 2021.