India: FSSAI Notifies Draft Ayurveda Aahar Regulations

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   IN2021-0087

On July 13, 2021, India notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) its new draft Ayurveda Aahar Regulations (2021). The timeframe to provide comments on the draft regulation runs through September 10, 2021. Ayurveda Aahar means a food prepared in accordance with the recipes or ingredients and/or processes as per methods described in the authoritative books of Ayurveda listed under ‘Schedule A’ of the regulations. It also includes products which have other botanical ingredients in accordance with the concept of Ayurvedic Aahar but does not include Ayurvedic drugs or proprietary Ayurvedic medicines and medicinal products, cosmetics, narcotic or psychotropic substances, herbs listed under Schedule E of Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940 and Rules 1945 thereunder, metals based Ayurvedic drugs or medicines, bhasma or pishti and any other ingredients notified by the Authority (FSSAI) from time to time.

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