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FSSAI tightens norms for global firms bringing food products into India

·         To guarantee import of safe food product, the FSSAI has notified a new restrictive framework for foreign facilities that bring food things to india.

·         Under the laws, foreign food producing facilities that build product in certain classes for export to {india|India|Republic of india|Bharat|Asian country|Asian nation} can need to register with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and will even be subjected to examination by Indian food safety officials.

·         Officials from FSSAI and relevant ministry or organisation or department or recognised auditing agency shall be nominative by the Food Authority for the aim of examination of foreign food producing facilities.

·         The Food Safety and Standards (Import) first amendment laws, 2021, can get into impact from June one.

·         This is similar to the protocols followed by international food safety agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration.

·         The FSSAI said that it will specify the categories of food products from time-totime based on its risk assessment for which international factories will need to register with the regulator.

·         The registration are given for 2 years.

·         The examination will be done even when the registration is obtained by these producing facilities.