India - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Country Report - 2020

Country:
India

Report Highlights:
In 2020, the Government of India published detailed guidance on specific measures for all types of food businesses to follow including food service, transport, and retail operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Other important food safety related notifications published by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), included: (i) Food Safety and Standards (Labeling and Display) Regulations (2020); (ii) an order that mandates specific food consignment specified in Annex-I attached to the order must include a “non-GM (genetically modified) origin and GM free certificate” from the competent authority of the exporting country from January 1, 2020; (iii) proposed new standards for walnut kernels; and (iv) proposed new amendments in the Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulations (2017), relating to registration and inspection of foreign food manufacturing facilities.

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