FSSAI issues Draft of Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Amendment Regulations, 2021

Nov 25, 2021 | by TeamLease RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on November 22, 2021 has issued Draft regulations for Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Amendment Regulations, 2021 to further amend the Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations, 2018. It shall come into force on November 22, 2021.

 

The following amendments has been suggested namely: -

• In regulation 1.2 which specify “Definitions” the following sub-regulation 1.2.17 shall be inserted namely: -

““’Non-alcoholic counterpart of alcoholic beverage’ means non-alcoholic beverage having alcohol content less than or equal to 0.5% abv. It shall meet all the requirements of respective alcoholic beverage of origin except the ethyl alcohol content. Additionally, the alcoholic beverage of the origin must undergo the process of fermentation and the produced alcohol is removed thereafter.

• In regulation 4.2 which specify “Draught Beer” the following sub-regulation 4.2(2) has been inserted namely: -

“Flavoured Beer: Beer containing flavours as per the provisions prescribed under the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011. Such Beer shall meet all the other requirements of the Beer, as specified under these regulations.”

 

Objections and suggestions, if any, may be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Food and Drug Administration Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi - 110002, or may be sent at [email protected].

 

[Notification No. Std/SP-21/T(Alcohol-3)]

 

 

 


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