Thursday, 07 April, 2016, 08 : 00 AM [IST]Our Bureau, Mumbai
In a press release issued recently, S V Veerramani, national president, IDMA, pointed out, “The order of FSSAI has been made with provisions for all types of FBOs who may fall within one of the criteria and will have to comply with testing & labelling under the FSS Act, Rules & Regulations. It will boost the confidence of SMEs who were majorly impacted servicing through manufacturing sector to big MNCs and Indian FBOs and is well received by our members who are playing a key role in spearheading the agenda of Make In India.”
Veerramani added that IDMA was thankful to Pawan Kumar Agarwal and FSSAI for the clarification that no product approvals would be required once the regulations for nutraceuticals, food & health supplements are notified and put in place. The enforcement activities would be restricted to testing and labelling compliance.
Further, IDMA will interact and work closely with the authorities from FSSAI, ministry of health, and ministry of food processing industries and will aim for fast development and growth of nutraceuticals, food & health supplements industry in India keeping the interest of consumer in mind.