FSSAI issues directions regarding use of Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) as a source of caffeine

Jan 12, 2022 | by TeamLease RegTech Legal Research Team

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Industry Specific ComplianceThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on January 11, 2022 has issued Directions regarding use of Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) as a source of caffeine.

The following was stated namely: -

• Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) is allowed as a source of caffeine as long as the caffeine isolated and purified has the same structure and properties as pure caffeine.

• In case Guarana extract with standarardized content of caffeine along with other active components are to be used either as a supplement or as nutraceutical ingredient, such ingredient shall need prior approval under NSF&FI regulations.


[Notification No. Std/SP-17A/A-1.21]


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