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MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) Notification New Delhi, dated the 1 st August, 2011 F.No. 2-15015/30/2010 Whereas in exercise of the powers conferred by section clause (e) of sub section (2) of section 92 read with 16 of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006) the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India proposes to make Food Safety and Standards Regulations in so far they relates to Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, and; Whereas these draft Regulations were published in consolidated form at pages 1 to 776 in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part III – Sec. 4 dated 20 th October 2010 inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public; And whereas the copies of the Gazette were made available to the public on the 21 st October 2010; And whereas objections and suggestions received from the stakeholders within the specified period on the said draft Regulations have been considered and finalized by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Now therefore, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India hereby makes the following Regulations, namely,— FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (FOOD PRODUCTS STANDARDS AND FOOD ADDITIVES) REGULATIONS, 2011 CHAPTER 1 GENERAL 1.1: Title and commencement 1.1.1:These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011. 1.1.2: These regulatiions shall come into force on or after 5 th August, 2011, except the regulations 2.1.7.(1)(2)(3)(4), 2.1.8 (1)(3), 2.1.11 (1)(2), 2.1.12(1), including table 14 of Appendix A and table 2 of Appendix B which shall come in to force after six months from that date. Provided that wherever the standards given in these regulations are at variance with any of the provisions of the licenses already granted, Food Business Operator shall comply with the provisions of these regulations within six months from the date of commencement of the regulations. 1.2: Definitions In these regulations unless the context otherwise requires: 1. BOILED MILK means milk which has been brought to boil. 2. “De-oiled meal” means the residual material left over when oil is extracted by a solvent from any oil-bearing material; 3. DOUBLE TONED MILK means the product prepared by admixture of cow or buffalo milk or both with fresh skimmed milk, or by admixture of cow or buffalo milk or both that has been standardised to fat and solids-not-fat percentage given in the table below in 2.1.1:1 by adjustment of milk solids. It shall be pasteurised and shall show a negative Phosphatase Test. When fat or dry non-fat milk solids are used, it shall be ensured that the product remains homogeneous and no deposition of solids takes place on standing. 4. “Hydrogenation” means the process of addition of hydrogen to an edible vegetable oil using a catalyst to produce a fat with semi-solid consistency; 5. Flavoured Milk, by whatever name called, may contain nuts (whole, fragmented or ground) chocolate, coffee or any other edible flavour, edible food colours and cane sugar. Flavoured milk shall be pasteurised, sterilised or boiled. The type of milk shall be mentioned on the label.
- Food Safety Publication from EFSA (isaaa.org)
- Food safety (roybelle.wordpress.com)
- Raw Milk and the Grassroots Food Movement (throughagreenlens.com)
- The Food Safety Modernization Act (foodservicewarehouse.com)
- Last night at the Sustainable Shepherdstown Local Food meeting we discussed food safety, among other things. (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)