The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) vide its notification dated February 02, 2021 has issued the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Second Amendment Regulations, 2021. The amendment modifies the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011.
The FSSAI has included a separate clause in the definition for industrial trans fatty acids, which means all the geometrical isomers of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids having non-conjugated, interrupted by at least one methylene group, carbon double bonds in the trans configuration. It excludes trans-fatty acids from dairy, meat, fish and their products.
Further the notified regulations says, “Food products in which edible oils and fats are used as an ingredient shall not contain industrial trans fatty acids more than 2% by mass of the total oils/fats present in the product, on and from 01st January, 2022.”
The Food Business Operator to ensure compliance to all the provisions of these regulations for all the products manufactured on or after 1st January, 2022.