FSSAI prohibit use of newspaper or recycled plastics for packing
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.