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Food Laws

No/IBMA/FL/979
12th September 2011

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Subject: 1. Repeal of the enactment and orders mentioned in the Second Schedule of the Food Safety and    Standards Act, 2006 and the Milk and Milk Products Regulation, 1992 (Dated: 04-08-2011)  2.  Final Notification on Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011. 

We wish to inform members that Govt. of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued Notification No.F.No.P-15025/41/2011-DFQC dated 4th August, 2011 on“Repealing the enactment and orders in the Second Schedule of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and the Milk and Milk Products Regulation, 1992, with effect from 5th August, 2011”.

In view of this order, the following Act & Orders stand repealed w.e.f. 5th August, 2011:

1.     The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 (37 of 1954).

2.     The Fruit Products Order, 1955.

3.     The Meat food product Order, 1973.

4.     The Vegetable Oil Products (Control) Order, 1947.

5.     Edible Oils Packaging (Regulations) Order, 1998.

6.     The Solvent Extracted Oil, De-oiled Meal, and Edible Flour (Control) Order, 1967.

7.     The Milk and Milk Products Order, 1992.

8.     Any other order issued the under Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955) relating to food.

At the same time, the Govt. of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has also notified the final Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011 on 1st August, 2011 effective from 5th August, 2011. These Regulations cover following items:

1.     FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (LICENSING AND REGISTRATION OF FOOD BUSINESSES), REGULATIONS 2011

2.     FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (PACKAGING AND LABELLING) REGULATIONS, 2011

3.     FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (FOOD PRODUCTS STANDARDS AND FOOD ADDITIVES) REGULATIONS, 2011, Part I

4.     FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (FOOD PRODUCTS STANDARDS AND FOOD ADDITIVES) REGULATIONS, 2011, Part II

5.     FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (PROHIBITION AND RESTRICTIONS ON SALES) REGULATIONS, 2011

6.     FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (CONTAMINANTS, TOXINS AND RESIDUES) REGULATIONS, 2011

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

8.    IBMA 2nd Circular on Mandatory Licence Registration.

9.    Food Licence Registration Last date extended 6 months

10  IBMA Cir No 1210 on Food License and registration with FSSAI

11  IBMA Circular No 1206 Notification Nos 426 and 426 Amendments in LM PC Rules

Text of the Final Notification on Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011 is circulated in attachment.

 Your comments / suggestions, if any may be forwarded to IBMA.

(K P Mohandas)
Secretary General

We are desirous of enrolment as an Ordinary Member of the Association.