The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) along with the approval of all the competent Authority has decided to facilitate ease of trade while ensuring the safety of food imported into India, based on the provisions under Reg 6(4) of FSS (Import) Regulations, 2017.
Notably, FSSAI has decided that all non-compliant labels on imported food consignment may be permitted for rectification at the port itself.
The apex body of Food Safety has also stated that the rectification has to be carried out at Customs bound warehouses before visual inspection or reinspection by the Authorized Officer or his representative, by affixing a single non detachable sticker or by any other non-detachable method.
The Authorized Officer/his representative shall verify the label compliance during visual inspection and the consignment shall be subject to sampling and testing only if it is compliant on labeling requirements as per the FSS Regulations.
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