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December 6, 2022

Restricted entry of food items in under specific ports

by CA Shivam Jaiswal in Compliance Law

Restricted entry of food items in under specific ports

Subject: Restricted entry of food items in under specific ports – reg.

Reference is invited to F. No. TIC-B02/5/2022-Imports-FSSAI dated 17th October, 2022 both issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, New Delhi on the above-mentioned subject (copy enclosed).

  1. Vide order dated 17.10.2022 FSSAI has decided that with effect from 1st February, 2023, import of below specified high-risk products shall be permitted only through 61 ports (copy attached), which are directly manned and managed by FSSAI office/officials. The list of such high-risk food products is as specified below:- (i) Milk and Milk Products; (ii) Egg powder. (iii) Meat and Meat Products including Poultry, Fish and their products (iv) Food for Infant nutrition / Infant Foods. (v) Nutraceuticals. Health supplements, Food for Dietary uses. Probiotic and prebiotic foods. Foods for Special Medical Purpose.
  2. In this regard, FSSAI has also sought comments/suggestions to facilitate ease of doing business while ensuring the mandate of safe food import in India within 30 days from the date of publication of that order at email id – dramit.sharma@fssai.gov.in and import@fssai.gov.in
  3. It is also requested to sensitize the officers and trade under your jurisdiction on the above orders of FSSAI by way of issue of suitable public notice/ standing order .
  4. The difficulties, if any, in the implementation of this Instruction may be brought to the notice of the Board
cs-ins-31-2022

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