India: India's FSSAI Publishes New Standards for Basmati Rice and Other Food Products

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On January 13, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Notification No. F. No. Std/Notifications/35.1/2021 on its public website. The notification was published earlier that week in the Gazette of India (official gazette) on January 11, 2023; and pertains to the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) First Amendment Regulations (2023). The notification sets new standards for basmati rice. It also modifies standards for dahi (i.e., Indian yoghurt), skimmed milk dahi, coconut water, formaldehyde, chocolate, certain food additives, and the use of processing aids in food products.

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