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INDIAN BARE ACTS

FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (LABORATORY AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS) REGULATIONS, 2011

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
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(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 clause (q) of sub section (2) of section 92 read with
section 40 and 43 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 as they relates to Food Safety and Standards
(Laboratory and Sample Analysis) 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 (LABORATORY AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS) REGULATIONS, 2011
CHAPTER 1
GENERAL
1.1: Short title and commencement-
1.1.1: These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Laboratory and Sample Analysis) Regulations,
2011.
1.1.2: These regulations shall come into force on or after 5
th
 August, 2011
1.2: Definitions-
1.2.1: In these regulations unless the context otherwise requires:
1. “Notified laboratory” means any of the laboratories notified by the Food Authority under sub-sections (1)
and (2) of section 43 of the Act.
2. “Referral laboratory” means any of the laboratories established and/or recognized by the Food Authority
by notification under sub section (2) of section 43 of the Act.
CHAPTER 2
LABORATORY AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS
2.1: Notified Laboratories for Import
2.1.1 The sample of any imported article will be sent by the Authorized Officer for analysis. The Food Analyst of any
of the following notified laboratories or any other laboratories notified by the Food Authority from time to time.
having jurisdiction over the area in which the sample was taken.2
Sl No. Name of the laboratories Local Areas
1. Central Food Laboratory, Kolkata 1. All Seaports/Airports/inland Container Depots in the Union
Territories/ States of - (i) The Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ii)
Andhra Pradesh (iii) Arunachal Pradesh (iv) Assam (v) Bihar (vi)
Manipur (vii) Meghalaya (viii) Mizoram (ix) Nagaland (x) Orissa
(xi) Sikkim (xii) Tripura (xiii) West Bengal and (xiv) Jharkhand
2. International borders in the States of - (i) Arunachal Pradesh
(ii) Assam (iii) Bihar (iv) Manipur (v) Meghalaya (vi) Mizoram
(vii) Nagaland (viii) Sikkim (ix) Tripura (x) West Bengal
2. Central Food Laboratory, Ghaziabad 1. All Airports / inland Container Depots in the Union Territories/
States of - (i) Chandigarh (ii) Delhi (iii) Haryana (iv) Himachal
Pradesh (v) Jammu and Kashmir (vi) Madhya Pradesh (vii) Punjab
(vi i i ) Ra j a s than ( ix) Ut t a r Pr ade sh (x) Chha t t i sga rh (xi )
Uttarakhand
2. All International borders in the States of (i) Himachal Pradesh
(ii) Rajasthan (iii) Jammu and Kashmir (iv) Punjab (v) Uttar Pradesh
(vi) and Uttarakhand
3. Central Food Laboratory, Mysore All Airports/ Sea ports/inland Container Depots in the Union
territories State of (i) Karnataka, (ii) Kerala, (iii) Lakshadweep,
(iv) Puducherry and (v) Tamil Nadu
4. Central Food Laboratory, Pune 1. All Airports/ Sea ports/inland Container Depots in the Union
Territories/ States of (i) Dadra and Nagar Haveli (ii) Daman and
Diu (iii) Goa (iv) Gujarat and (v) Maharashtra
2. All International borders in the States of (i) Gujarat
2.2: Referral Laboratory
2.2.1: Functions- In addition to the functions entrusted to it under the Act, the Referral Laboratory shall carry out the
following functions, namely:
1) analysis of samples of food sent by any officer or authority authorized by the Food Authority for the
purpose and submission of the certificate of analysis to the authorities concerned;
2) investigation for the purpose of fixation of standard of any article of food;
3) investigation in collaboration with the laboratories of Food analysts in the various States and such other
laboratories and institutions which the Food Authority may approve on its behalf, for the purpose of standardizing
methods of analysis.
4) ensuring that the laboratory follows the scientific protocols laid down for handling/testing the articles of
food.
5) maintaining high standards of accuracy, reliability and credibility in the operation of the laboratory and
achieving and maintaining the required levels of accreditation and reliability.
6) laying down mechanism for ensuring that personnel of the laboratory adhere to high professional standards
and discipline.
7) Such other conditions, as the Authority may lay down for Referral Laboratories.
8) Capacity building by way of organizing professional training, workshops and seminars for the Food
analyst, laboratory personnel in the states specified by the Food authority.
2.2.2: State/ Union Territory/ Local Area of Referral Laboratory
1. The laboratory specified in Column (1) of Table I below, shall carry out the functions entrusted to it by the
Act or these regulations in respect of the local areas specified in the corresponding entry in Column (2) thereof.3
Table-I
Name of the Referral Laboratories Local Areas/ State / UT’s
1. Referral Food Laboratory, Kolkata -700016 A r u n a c h a l P r a d e s h , A s s a m , C h h a t t i s g a r h , M a n i p u r ,
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura,
Uttarakhand and Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar
Island and Lakshadweep
2. Referral Food Laboratory, Mysore – 570013 Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab,
Uttar Pradesh and Union Terriory of Chandigarh
3. Referral Food Laboratory, Pune-411001 Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka,
Kerala, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu
4. Referral Food Laboratory, Ghaziabad- 201001 Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Union
Territories of Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and
Puducherry.
2. The certificate of analysis to be provided by the referral food laboratory shall be as per Form A.
2.3 Procedure of Sampling
2.3.1: Quantity of sample to be sent to the Food Analyst:- (1) The quantity of sample of food to be sent to the Food
Analyst /Director for analysis shall be as specified in the table below.
Table
Sr. No Article of Food Approximate Quantity to be
supplied
(1) (2)
1. Milk 500 ml.
2. Sterilized Milk / UHT Milk 500 ml.
3. Malai / Dahi 200 gms.
4. Yoghurt / Sweetened Dahi 500 gms..
5. Chhana / Paneer / Khoya / Shrikhand 250 gms.
6. Cheese/Cheese spread 200 gms.
7. Evaporated Milk/Condensed Milk 200 gms.
8. Ice-Cream/Softy/Kulfi/Icecandy/Icelolly 300 gms.
9. Milk Powder/Skimmed Milk Powder 250 gms.
10. Infant Food/Weaning Food 500 gms.
11. Malt Food/Malted Milk Food 300 gms.
12. Butter/Butter Oil/Ghee/Margarine/ Cream/Bakery Shortening 200 gms.
13. Vanaspati, Edible Oils/Fats 400 gms.
14. Carbonated Water 3 litre
15. Baking Powder 100 gms.
16. Arrow root/Sago 250 gms.
17. Corn flakes/Macaroni Products/Corn Flour/Custard Powder 200 gms.
18. Spices, Condiments and Mixed Masala (Whole) 500 gms.
19. Spices, Condiments and Mixed Masala (Powder) 500 gms.
20. Nutmeg/Mace 250 gms.
21. Asafoetida 100 gms.4
22. Compounded Asafoetida 150 gms.
23. Saffron 20 gms.
24. Gur/jaggery, Icing Sugar, Honey, Synthetic Syrup, Bura 250 gms.
25. Cane Sugar/Refined Sugar/Cube Sugar, Dextrose, Misri/Dried Glucose Syrup. 200 gms.
26. Artificial Sweetener 100 gm.
27. Fruit Juice/Fruit Drink/Fruit Squash 1 ltr.
28. Tomato Sauce/Ketch up/Tomato Paste, Jam/Jelly/Marmalade/Tomato 300 gms.
Puree/Vegetable Sauce
29. Non Fruit Jellies 200 gms.
30. Pickles and Chutneys 250 gms.
31. Oilseeds / Nuts /Dry Fruits 250 gms.
32. Tea/Roasted Coffee/Roasted Chicory 500 gms.
33. Instant Tea/Instant Coffee/Instant Coffee-Chicory Mixture 100 gms.
34. Sugar Confectionery/Chewing Gum/Bubble Gum 200 gms.
35. Chocolates 200 gms.
36. Edible Salt 200 gms.
37. Iodised Salt/Iron Fortified Salt 200 gms.
38. Food Grains and Pulses (Whole and Split) 1 kg.
39. Atta/Maida/Suji/Besan/Other Milled Product/Paushtik Fortified Atta/Maida 500 gms.
40. Biscuits and Rusks 200 gms.
41. Bread/Cakes/Pasties 250 gms.
42. Gelatin 150 gms.
43. Catechu 150 gms.
44. Vinegar/Synthetic Vinegar 300 gms.
45. Food Colour 25 gms.
46. Food colour preparation (Solid/Liquid) 25 gm. Solid/100 ml liquid
47. Natural Mineral Water/Packaged Drinking Water 4000ml in three minimum
original sealed packs.
48. Silver Leafs 2 gm.
49 Prepared Food 500 gms.
50. Proprietary Food, (Non Standardised Foods) 500 gms.
51. Canned Foods 6 sealed cans
52. Food not specified 500 gms
2. After test or analysis, the certificate thereof shall be supplied forthwith to the sender in Form B.
3. The fees payable in respect of such a certificate shall be (Rs. 1000) per sample of food analysed as
prescribed by the Food Authority.
4. Certificates issued under these regulations by the Laboratory shall be signed by the Director.
5. The preservative used in the case of samples of any milk (including toned, separated and skimmed milk),
standardized milk chhana, skimmed milk chhana, cream, ice-candy, dahi, khoa or khoa based and Paneer based
sweets, such as Kalakand and Burfi, Chutney and prepared foods, gur prepared coffee and tea in liquid or semi-
(1) (2)5
liquid form shall be the liquid commonly known as “formalin”, that is to say, liquid containing about 40 per cent of
formaldehyde in aqueous solution in the proportion of 0.1 ml. (two drops) for 25 ml. or 25 grams.
Provided that in case of samples of ice-cream and mixed ice-cream, the preservative used shall be liquid commonly
known as formalin, that is to say, a liquid containing about 40 percent of formaldehyde in aqueous solution in the
proportion of 0.6 ml. for 100 ml. or 100 gms.
Provided further that in case of the unspecified products, the quantity drawn shall be determined in consultation
with the Food Analyst.6
FORM A
 (Refer regulation 2.2.2)
CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS BY THE REFERRAL FOOD LABORATORY
Certificate No. …………………….
Certificate that the sample , bearing number ……..purporting to be a sample/of ……….. was received on …………..
with Memorandum No. ……. Dated ………….. From ……… [Name of the Court] ………… for analysis. The condition of
seals on the container and the outer covering on the receipt was as follows:
………………………………………………………………………………………..
…………………………………………………………………………………………
I …………….. (name of the Director)_ …………….. found the sample to be ……………….. (Category of food
sample) ……………… falling under Regulation No. ……….. of Food Safety and Standards(Food Products and Food
Additive) Regulations, 2011. The sample was in a condition fit for analysis and has been analyzed on ………….. (Give date
of starting and completion of analysis)……………… and the result of its analysis is given below /*was not in a condition
fit for analysis for the reasons given below:—
Reason:—
……………………………………………………………………………………
Analysis Report:—
(i) Sample Description:—
……………………………………………………………………………………
(ii) Physical Appearance :—
…………………………………………………………………………………….
(iii) Label:— …………………………………………………………………………
Sl.No. Quality Characteristics Name of the Method of the test used Results Prescribed Standards as
per:-
(a) As per Food Safety
a n d S t a n d a r d s ( F o o d
P r o d u c t s a n d F o o d
Additive) Regulations,
2011
( b ) A s p e r l a b e l
d e c l a r a t i o n f o r
proprietary foods
(c)As per the provisions
o f t h e A c t a n d
Regul a t ions , for both
above
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Opinion **
Place: (Signature)
Date: Director Referral Food Laboratory
(Seal)
* Strike out whichever is not applicable
** When opinion and interpretation are included, document the basis upon which the opinions/interpretations have been made.7
FORM B
Report of the Food Analyst
(Refer Regulation (ii) of 2.3.1)
Report No._______.
Certified that I ___________ (name of the Food Analyst) duly appointed under the provisions of Food Safety and
Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006), for _____ (name of the local area) received from _______* a sample of ____, bearing
Code number and Serial Number _____ of Designated Officer of _____ area* on_________(date of receipt of sample)
for analysis.
The condition of seals on the container and the outer covering on receipt was as follows:
____________________________________________
I found the sample to be …….. (category of the sample) falling under Regulation No.____ of Food Safety and
Standards (Food Products and Food additive )Regulations, 2011. The sample **was in a condition fit for analysis and has
been analysed on _____ (give date of starting and completion of analysis) and the result of its analysis is given below/
** was not in a condition fit for analysis for the reason given below:
Reasons:
………………………………………………............................
...........................................
Analysis report
(i) Sample Description
……………………………….
(ii) Physical Appearance
……………………………….
(iii) Label
……………………………….
Sl.No. Quality Characteristics Name of the Method of the test used Results Prescribed Standards
as per
( a ) F o o d S a f e t y a n d
S t a n d a r d s ( F o o d
P r o d u c t s a n d F o o d
additive ) Regulations,
2011
( b ) A s p e r l a b e l
d e c l a r a t i o n f o r
proprietary food
(c) As per provisions of
t h e A c t , r u l e s a n d
regulations for both the
above.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Opinion***8
Signed this _____ day of ______ 20
Address: (Sd/-) Food Analyst.
* Give the details of the senders
** Strike out whichever is not applicable
 *** When opinion and interpretation are included, document the basis upon which the opinions/interpretations have
been made.
[F.No. 2-15015/30/2010]
V.N. GAUR,
Chief Executive Officer
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