Draft of Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2016, notified

New Delhi, the 10th October, 2016

No. Stds/SP(Water & Beverages)/Notif (1)/FSSAI-2016.—The following draft of certain regulations, further to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, which the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India proposes to make with previous approval of the Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (e) of sub-section (2) of Section 92 read with Section 16 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006), is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of Section 92 of the said Act for the information of all persons likely to be affected thereby and notice is hereby given that the said draft regulations will be taken into consideration after the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published are made available to the public.
Objections or suggestions, if any, may be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Food and Drug Administration Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi- 110002 or,  may be sent at regulation@fssai.gov.in;
Objections or suggestions, which may be received from any person with respect to the said draft regulations before the expiry of period so specified, shall be considered by the Food Authority.

       Draft Regulations

3. Short title and commencement.— (1) These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) ………… Amendment Regulations, 2016.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.

4. In the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011,-

(a) in Regulation 2.10 relating to “BEVERAGES, (Other than Dairy and Fruits & Vegetables based)”, in sub-regulation 2.10.6 after clause 2 relating to caffeinated beverages, the following shall be inserted namely: –

‘3. “Non-carbonated Water Based Beverages (Non-Alcoholic)” means beverages containing water conforming to the standards prescribed for packaged drinking water under these regulations without added carbon dioxide and may contain any of the following, singly or in combination:
(i)  sugar, liquid glucose, dextrose monohydrate, invert sugar, fructose, honey, fruits and vegetables extractives, herbs, spices and their derivatives and permitted flavouring;
(ii)  added herbs shall comply with safety requirements as specified in the Act and the Regulations made thereunder and shall also be declared on the label;
(iii)  only the food additives in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations shall be used;
(iv)  the products covered in this standard shall comply with the microbiological requirements given in Appendix B of these Regulations;
(v)  the products shall comply with the packaging and labelling requirements as laid down under the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011.

3. Data of toxicological analysis to be provided for its approval for the Herbs when added in the beverages.
4. Shall not include any psychotropic substance as defined in the Schedule to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (61 of 1985) and the Rules made thereunder, and substances listed in Schedules E and E1 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945.’;
(b) in APPENDIX B relating to “Microbiological Requirements”, after Table 7, the following shall be inserted, namely: –

                                                                             “TABLE 8

Microbiological Requirements for Non-Carbonated Water Based  Beverages (Non Alcoholic)

              Sl. No.                                     Parameters                                            Limits


Total plate count per ml Not more than 50 cfu per ml
                  2. Yeast and mould count per     ml Not more than 2 cfu per ml


 Coliform count Absent in 100 ml”


                                                             [ADVT. III/4/Exty./263 (187)]

Note  : The principal regulations were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4, vide notification number 2-15015/30/2010, dated the 1st August, 2011 and subsequently amended vide the following notification numbers:-
(i) F. No. 4/15015/30/2011, dated the 7th  June, 2013;
(ii) F. No. P.15014/1/2011-PFA/FSSAI, dated the 27th June, 2013;
(iii) F. No. 5/15015/30/2012, dated the 12th July, 2013;
(iv) F. No. P.15025/262/13-PA/FSSAI, dated the 5th  December, 2014;
(v) F. No.1-83F/Sci.Pan-Noti/FSSAI-2012, dated the 17th February, 2015;
(vi) F. No. 4/15015/30/2011, dated the 4th  August, 2015;
(vii) F. No. P. 15025/263/13-PA/FSSAI, dated the 4th  November, 2015;
(viii) F. No. P.15025/264/13-PA/FSSAI, dated the 4th  November, 2015;
(ix) F. No. 7/15015/30/2012, dated the 13th  November, 2015;
(x) F. No. P.15025/208/2013-PA/FSSAI, dated the 13th November, 2015;
(xi) F. No P.15025/261/2013-PA/FSSAI, dated the 13th  November, 2015 ;
(xii) F. No.1-10(1)/Standards/SP (Fish and Fisheries Products)/FSSAI-2013, dated the  11th  January, 2016;
(xiii) No. 3-16/ Specified Foods/Notification(Food Additive)/FSSAI-2014, dated the 3rd  May, 2016;
(xiv) F. No. 15-03/Enf/FSSAI/2014, dated 14th  June, 2016;
(xv) No. 3-14F/Notification (Nutraceuticals) /FSSAI-2013, dated 13th  July, 2016;
(xvi) F. No. 1-12/Standards/SP (Sweets, Confectionery)/FSSAI-2015, dated 15th  July, 2016;
(xvii) F. No.  11/09/ Reg/Harmoniztn 2014, dated 5th  September, 2016; and
(xviii) Stds/CPLQ.CP/EM/FSSAI- 2015, dated 14th  September, 2016.

(Food Safety and Standards Authority of India)

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