Reactivation of Auto-Rejected FSSAI Licensing/ Registration Applications

This facility will be available to those FBOs (Food Business Operators) whose applications were auto-rejected because they did not respond to the queries of the authorities within the stipulated time. This procedure will streamline the process of reactivation of auto-rejected applications. It will reduce waiting time for the approval of authorities in handling request for reactivation of auto-rejected applications.

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.

FBOs Can Choose Periodicity of FSSAI Instant Renewal Licence

Effective from November 8, 2023, Food Business Operators (FBOs) applying for new licenses/registrations or seeking renewal will now have the flexibility to choose the validity period for their licenses. The revised guidelines empower FBOs to select a validity period ranging from 1 to 5 years in their applications.

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