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  • FSSAI have come up with new rules for import addressing the complaints of entry of various low quality products. It has also set shelf life norms-minimum 60% left when cleared from customs and relaxed labelling guidelines.
  • To import food companies now must register with the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and must have a valid import-export code, apart from a FSSAI license. The new rules will come into force soon.
  • FSSAI has eased labeling requirements and introduced a redressal procedure, where any food importer aggrieved by following orders of the authorized officer may file a review application to the review officer against such order. This rule have come as a result of requisition by the food industry.
  • Importers will be allowed to affix a single, non-detachable sticker to rectify labeling errors related to the name and address of the importer, the FSSAI logo and license number and the symbols for non-vegetarian and vegetarian food items. The earlier rules didn’t allow such errors to be corrected.
  • The FSSAI had blocked consignments of various brandson the grounds that they did not have India-specific labeling.
  • The new regulations – except the packaging and labeling requirements – will also apply to export consignments from India that are rejected by foreign countries and returned.

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