Nutrition and Health

JUSTICE GRANTED TO FOOD & HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BY MUMBAI HIGH COURT, BIG BOOST EXPECTED FOR ESTABLISHED & SAFE PRODUCTS...INDIAN POPULATION WILL CONTINUE TO BENEFIT FROM HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS

The Bombay High Court has quashed the Product Approval advisories issued by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India terming them as illegal and beyond the purview of Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006. The judgement came on a reference in view of the split verdict of the Bombay High Court in January this year. The FSSAI introduced Product Approval advisory in January 2012 and thereafter amended the system more than 8 times and last such Advisory was issued in May, 2013. These Advisories required mandatory product approval for all proprietary products (for which standards were not specified) as a precondition for issuing food license, although there was no such requirement in the law. Many FBOs manufacturing and selling products for decades were suddenly asked to file product approval applications to continue their established businesses. The order passed by the Bombay High Court now paves the way for issuance of food licenses as per the existing licensing regulations and allows the units to continue selling their well established products.

 

PRODUCT REGISTRATION UNDER FSSAI - KNOWHOW & CHALLENGES

Ganesh KamathThe recently concluded Conference by INDIAN DRUG MANFACTURERS ASSOCIATION-NUTRACEUTICAL SUB COMMITTEE ON ' PRODUCT REGISTRATION UNDER FSSAI: KNOWHOW & CHALLENGES' 10th-11th May 2013 at MCA Club, BKC, Mumbai was a roaring success addressing the various challenges faced by the Nutraceutical Industry under the able leadership of Chairman-Dr. R.K.Sanghavi, Committee Members & IDMA Secretariat.

Myself as one of the Committee Member/Nutraceutical Manufacturer was given an opportunity among other eminent speakers to make an presentation on the subject " TUMULTUOUS  TRANSITION FROM PFA TO  FSSAI REGIME" which was practically addressed & very well accepted by the audience( Industry) and Authorities present.Our Sincere Thanks to the Industry at first , The Committee Members Dr. R.K.Sanghavi (Chairman), Mr.Sandeep Gupta ( Vice Chairman), Mr.Subramanium vaidya, Mrs.Priti Mohile, Mr. R.S.Gadgil, Dr. Sumedh Gaikwad Mr. Meelap Heroo.

First day Inauguration was done by Mr. Mahesh Zagade - Commisioner Food & Drug Administration was very positive and optimistic to help the Industry with their challenges by taking up the issues with the Central Authority in his inaugural speech. The Conferance was also attended by Mr. Ais Kumar Designated Officer Western Region FSSAI, Mr.Krishna Murari Technical officer FSSAI Mumbai, Dr. K.Madhavan Nair-Scientist-National Institute of Nutrition ( Hyderabad), Dr. Ashok Vaidya Scientific Committee Member FSSAI.

The seminar ended with an hope that the Industry facing the challenges will be well addressed to the FSSAI Central Authority resolving the various issues by the IDMA-Nutraceutical Sub Committee as addressed by Dr. R.K.Sanghavi in his Summing up speech, with a well said VOTE OF THANKS by Mr. Subramanium Vaidya.


   

Nutraceutical Subcommittee of IDMA - Product Registration under FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science-based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

However, curiously the same FSSAI has also been imposed on nutraceuticals! From day one it was pointed out by many (with a fair knowledge of Indian nutra industry) that changing PFA to FSSAI will be besieged with nothing but insurmountable problems and hindrances to their manufacturing & marketing activities thereby adversely impacting consumers. The confusion-ridden awareness of nutraceuticals has resulted in the prevailing disturbed scenario.

This conference has been designed to understand the FSSAI act in-depth, its impact and how to successfully adapt the same. Importantly, in this seminar, your voice is
intended to be heard and noted.

" The challenges faced by the Industry due to this transformation from PREVENTION OF FOOD ADULTERATION ACT  to FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS ACT will be addressed during conferance which will evolve solution oriented direction."

CLICK HERE TO GET THE AGENDA OF THE EVENT:

PRODUCT REGISTRATION - KNOWHOW & CHALLENGES - NUTRACEUTICAL SUBCOMMITTEE OF IDMA

Friday-Saturday 10th & 11th May 2013

at Mumbai Cricket Association, Bandra Kurla Complex ; Bandra (East); Mumbai 400 051

   

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