FSSAI re-operationalizes norms related to standards of Fortified Rice Kernel

The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a direction for reoperationalization of regulations related to standards of fortified rice kernel proposed under the draft FSS (Food Products and Food Additive) Amendment Regulations.

The draft was notified in May 2022 and the draft standards were made operational through a direction in June 2022 and subsequently re-operationalized through notification in December 2022 and April 2023.

According to the FSSAI, the provisions in the draft amendment regulations are in process of final notification which is likely to take further more time for finalization and publication in the Gazette of India.

Meanwhile, to strengthen the national level fortification programme and its implementation, it has been decided to again reoperationalize the provisions for Fortified Rice Kernel, Vitamin and Mineral Premixes for fortified rice kernel and rice flour as specified in the direction dated 11.04.2023 with effect from 23.06.23 for a period of six months or until a final notification of draft regulation, whichever is earlier, reads the direction.