Warning Statement to be Included on ‘Pan Masala’

As per directions dated 22nd May, 2023, Pan Masala must have a declaration that “The warning statement must cover 50% of front-of-pack of the label”. The enforcement of this requirement is deferred for a further period of 6 months from 1st November, 2023.

Draft Honey Grading and Marking Rules, 2023

These rules mark a significant step towards ensuring the quality and safety of honey in the market, providing consumers with transparent information about the products they purchase and consume. The regulations aim to bolster consumer confidence and elevate the standards of honey products available in the market.

Label Rectification for Imported Foods Allowed in Customs Bonded Warehouses

The FSSAI has taken this decision to facilitate a smoother import process for food items while maintaining stringent quality standards. The office order emphasizes that these modifications are introduced to strike a balance between facilitating trade and ensuring the safety of imported food into India.

Withdrawal of Declaration of ‘Best Before’ Dates for Non-Packaged Sweets

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued directions withdrawing the mandatory declaration of ‘best before’ dates on non-packaged sweets / loose sweet containers / trays. However, FBOs can still declare best before date on non packaged sweets / loose sweet containers / trays on voluntary / optional basis.

Draft Non-Basmati Aromatic Rice Grading and Marking Rules, 2023

These proposed rules are poised to contribute to the assurance of the quality, safety, and labeling standards of Non-Basmati aromatic rice intended for human consumption. It is expected that they will have a positive impact on consumer confidence and the overall rice industry in India, fostering improved quality and trade practices in the sector.

Proposed Amendments to Cosmetics Rules 2020: Strengthening Regulations

On 15th May 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare proposed amendments to the Cosmetics Rules 2020. These changes aim to enhance labeling clarity, streamline regulatory authorities, strengthen testing and analysis, reinforce record-keeping obligations, empower inspection authorities, and address licensing and labeling requirements. The amendments seek to bolster consumer safety and regulatory compliance in the cosmetics industry