FSSAI publishes draft notification relating to Olive Oil

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Posted on: 19 Dec 2012

On November 22, 2012, The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) issued a draft notification proposing new standards relating to Olive Oil.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 12/4/2012 GAIN Report Number: IN2160 India Post: New Delhi FSSAI publishes draft notification relating to Olive Oil Report Categories: FAIRS Subject Report Product Brief Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety Approved By: David Williams Prepared By: Shubhi Mishra Report Highlights: On November 22, 2012, The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) issued a draft notification proposing new standards relating to Olive Oil. The deadline for submitting comments is December 21, 2012. As of December 3, 2012, it does not appear that the new proposed standards had been notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO). General Information: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India recently published a draft notification proposing new standards relating to olive oil. The deadline for comments is December 21, 2012. After comments are received and considered, the new standards will come into force on the date of its final publication in the Official Gazette, India’s equivalent of the Federal Register. India is a small but growing importer of olive oil; imports were valued at $4.5 million in 2011, up from $1.5 million in 2009. Small volumes of olive oil have been exported from the United States. Details of Notification: Type of Regulation: Draft Public Notice Date: November 22, 2012 Final Date of Comments: December 21, 2012 Proposed Date of Adoption: Not Stated WTO Notification Date: Not notified to WTO (as of December 3, 2012) The draft notification and details on where to send comments can be accessed from the Food Safety and Standard Authorities link: F.No. 5/15015/30/2012 Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012 dated 22/11/2012, made available to the public on 27/11/2012 (Relating to Olive Oil) Products Affected: Olive Oil Agency in Charge: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this report was retrieved from the following Government of India website www.fassai.gov.in . The U.S. Government makes no claim of accuracy or authenticity.
Posted: 19 December 2012

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