India: India's FSSAI Requires Mandatory Registration of Foreign Food Manufacturing Facilities for the Import of Certain Categories of Foods

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On October 10, 2022, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Order F. No. TIC-B02/2/2022-IMPORTS-FSSAI. The FSSAI order requires the mandatory registration with the competent authority of jurisdiction of the country of export, of all foreign food manufacturing facilities intent on exporting milk and milk products; meat and meat products; egg powder; infant food; and nutraceuticals to India. The order requires the competent authorities of all exporting countries to email to the FSSAI, a list of existing manufacturers, and of those intent on exporting milk and milk products; meat and meat products; egg powder; infant food; and nutraceuticals to India in the mandated FSSAI format. The effective implementation date of the FSSAI order is February 1, 2023. The published order is yet to be notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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