Food Safety & Standards (Genetically Modified or Engineered Foods) Regulations, 2021 Draft

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19 November 2021 Current Affairs:On November 15, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) released the “Draft Food Safety and Standards (Genetically Modified or Engineered Foods) Regulations, 2021.”

Highlights:
♦ The proposed regulation will apply to:

  • Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
  • Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs)
  • Living Modified Organisms (LMOs)

♦ It was approved for direct consumption or processing.
♦ It will apply to foods or processed foods that include genetically modified substances but do not contain GMOs, LMOs, or GEOs.

Provisions:
♦ Except with previous clearance from the Food Authority, no one will make, store, sell, distribute, or import any food or food component generated from Genetically Modified Organisms in the nation.
♦ Any food laboratory that has been notified under section 43 of the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 can be designated for Genetically Modified Foods Testing under the regulation.
♦ “Application for authorisation of food or processing aid containing Living Modified Organisms (LMOs)” in the end product is defined in Form-I of the regulation.
♦ “Application for Approval of food or processing aid generated from Genetically Modified Ingredients and not composed of” says Form-II of the rule.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
♦ The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a governmental organisation established in 2006 under the Food Safety and Standards Act. 
♦ It was founded as part of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The FSSAI is in charge of regulating and supervising food safety in order to safeguard and promote public health.
 

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