New Guidelines On Sampling Of Fortified Rice Products

The main goal of these guidelines is to establish a standardized method of sampling to guarantee fair and valid procedures. This is crucial, especially when FRKs, FR and Vitamin Mineral Premix for FRK are subjected to testing for compliance with predefined commodity standards.

Registrations Discontinued for Manufacturers of Fortified Rice Kernel

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an order to strengthen the quality control mechanism for Fortified Rice (FR), Fortified Rice Kernel (FRK) and Pre-mix for FRK. This order was based upon a review of the existing regulatory mechanism of manufacturing FR and FRK. It was issued on 8th November, 2023.

FSSAI Approves Methods of Testing for Fortified Rice Kernel Analysis

These methods have undergone rigorous scrutiny by the scientific community and are deemed to provide accurate results, setting a new standard for assessing the nutritional content of fortified rice. The directive from the Scientific Panel mandates all food testing laboratories to adopt these approved methods with immediate effect.

FSSAI revises list of Notified Laboratories for Testing Fortified Rice and Rice Products

FSSAI had originally published a list of notified laboratories for testing of these fortificants in the above stated products on 13th October, 2023. Subsequently, a revised list of notified laboratories was published on 19th October, 2023. Now, by the present notification, FSSAI has once more updated its list of notified laboratories for testing of fortificants in fortified rice products.

List of Referral Laboratories for Testing Fortified Rice and Rice Products

Only those samples that fail in the primary food testing laboratories notified for testing FR, FRK and Vitamin- Mineral Premix for FRK shall be sent to the presently notified referral food laboratories. All concerned stakeholders are directed to the latest accreditation validity of these laboratories from the NABL website prior to sending the samples to these laboratories.

FSSAI Labs testing Fortified Rice to Report Results on Infolnet Portal

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an order mandating that FSSAI notified laboratories must upload test reports of Fortified Rice Kernel (FRK) and Vitamin-Mineral Premix for FRK on the Infolnet Portal. Additionally, all these laboratories must also submit monthly reports of tests carried out by them.

FSSAI directs Detailed Ingredient Labeling for Fortified Foods

FSSAI emphasizes the importance of specifying the exact ingredients in the list of ingredients on labels or accompanying documents for both retail and non-retail containers. By providing a detailed ingredient list, FBOs can ensure that consumers and regulatory authorities have access to accurate and comprehensive information about the composition of fortified foods.