Extension in Enforcement of Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Second Amendment 2022
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has announced an extension for the enforcement of the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Second Amendment Regulations, 2022.
The decision is made after considering the representations received from various stakeholders in the industry, requesting additional time to so as to exhaust the existing inventory of old packaging materials.
The FSSAI had initially provided a six-month extension for the enforcement of sub-regulation (7) of regulation 4, allowing businesses to transition smoothly to the new regulations. However, recognizing the ongoing challenges faced by the industry, fresh representations were received requesting a further extension.
After due consideration of the representations received from the industry and also to ensure sustainable practices for food business operations, the FSSAI has decided to extend the date of enforcement of sub-regulation (7) of regulation 4 of the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Second Amendment Regulations, 2022 by a further period of six months from 13thJune 2023.
The FSSAI emphasizes the importance of adhering to the food safety standards and encourages all stakeholders to make the necessary adjustments within the extended timeline.
The extension provides food businesses with an invaluable opportunity to align their practices with the updated advertising and claims regulations. It is expected that this additional time will not only help businesses exhaust their old packaging materials but also enable them to make any necessary adjustments to ensure full compliance with the new standards.