No. Stds/O&F/Notification(12)/FSSAI-2019.—Whereas the draft of certain regulations further to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011, was published as required by sub-section (1) of section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006), vide notification of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India number F. No. Stds/O&F/Notification(12)/FSSAI-2019, dated the 5th July, 2019, in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4, inviting objections and suggestions from the persons likely to be affected thereby, before the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public;
And whereas the copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on the 16th July, 2019;
And whereas the objections and suggestions received from the public in respect of the said draft regulations have been considered by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 92 read with section 16 of the said Act, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011, namely:-
1. (1) These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Third Amendment Regulations, 2020.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette.
2. In the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011, in regulation 2.3, in sub-regulation 2.3.15, after clause (7), following clause shall be inserted, namely: –
“8. The Total Polar Compounds in unused or fresh vegetable oil or fat shall not be more than 15% and used vegetable oil or fat having developed Total Polar Compounds more than 25% shall not be used.”
3. Food Business Operator shall comply with the provisions of these regulations on or before the 1st July, 2021.
Note. – The Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on sales) Regulations, 2011 were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide notification number F. No. 2-15015/30/2010, dated the 1st August, 2011 and subsequently amended vide notification numbers:
(i) F. No. 4/15015/30/2011, dated the 8th February, 2013;
(ii) F. No. Stds/O&F/Notification (2)/FSSAI-2016, dated the 23rd August, 2016;
(iii) F. No. Stds/F&VP/Notification (02)/FSSAI-2016, dated the 23rd August, 2016;
(iv) F. No. A-1(1)/Standards/MMP/2012, dated the 12th October, 2017;
(v) F. No. Stds/O&F/Notification (8)/FSSAI-2017, dated the 31st July, 2018;
(vi) F. No. Stds/Additives-2/Notification/FSSAI/2018, dated the 25th June, 2019
(vii) F. No. Stds/Salt/Misc/01/FSSAI-2016 (pt-1), dated the 25th June, 2019;
(viii) F. No. stds/Additive-3/notification/FSSAI/2018, dated 21st July, 2020; and
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