FSSAI prohibit use of newspaper or recycled plastics for packing

Highlights: 

  • The Indian food regulator FSSAI notified new packaging regulations which primarily prohibit use of newspaper or recycled plastics for packing. 
  • These regulations will come into effect from which date 1 July 2019.
  • The FSSAI on 3 January 2019 notified new packaging regulations which prohibit use of newspaper or recycled plastics for packing, wrapping, storing, transporting or dispensing articles of food products.
  • The new regulation defines standards for different materials used for packaging of food products. 
  • It has also prescribed overall migration and specific migration limits of contaminants for plastic packaging materials.

What is Food FSSAI ?
  • Safety and Standards Authority of India is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. 
  • The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. 
  • Founded: August 2011
  • Headquarters: New Delhi