FSSAI has extended the timeline for the compliance of Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Fourth Amendment Regulations, 2019 dated 30th October, 2019 related to the standards of packaged Drinking Water (other than Mineral Water).
This is in reference to the direction on 22nd June, 2021 issued vide F.No. Reg/ PDW/EXT/FSSAI-2020 wherein the timeline for the compliance with the provision related to the limits of Calcium and Magnesium specified in the standards of Packaged Drinking Water (other than Mineral Water) was extended up to 1st January, 2022.
The stakeholders have requested the apex body of food safety to further extend the timeline for compliance of packaged drinking water standards.
The Scientific Panel on Water and Beverages mulled over the request and decided to extend the timeline for the limits of calcium and Magnesium specified in the standards of packaged drinking water up to 1st July, 2022.
The decision of extending the timeline has been taken with the approval of the Competent Authority in exercise of the power vested with Food Authority under Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.