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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) reinstates Guidelines for Nutritional Supplements and specialized Food Items

22. February 2024

In 2022, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) introduced updated regulations named Draft FSS Regulations (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Prebiotic, and Probiotic Food), superseding the 2016 guidelines. These regulations make FSSAI Registration for the mentioned product categories mandatory, in order for them to be approved for import and distribution in India.

The regulations initially took effect on March 29, 2022, with subsequent amendments on May 10, 2022, to incorporate additional additives and enzymes/proteins for health supplements. Although initially enforced on October 1, 2022, and revisited on April 1, 2023, the full official adoption of these rules has been delayed. Hence, an extension has been granted for three more months from October 1, 2023, as per the directive dated April 11, 2023, under the empowerment of the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006.

If you are interested in understanding what requirements are needed for your product to be imported into India, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone (Europe: +49-69-271 37 69 261, US: +1 773 654-2673). There is no cost or obligation for us to check for you. If a certification need is discovered we can provide a quotation to make sure that all your certification needs are covered.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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