Approval procedure of imported proprietary products

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Posted on: 23 Apr 2012

This report summarizes the procedure adopted by FSSAI for approval of proprietary products/ ingredient already being manufactured under licenses of erstwhile food Acts/ Orders or imported in India.

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: 4/13/2012 GAIN Report Number: IN2054 India Post: New Delhi Approval procedure of manufactured or imported proprietary products Report Categories: Exporter Guide Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety FAIRS Subject Report Product Brief Approved By: David Leishman Prepared By: Ritambhara Singh Report Highlights: This report summarizes the procedure adopted by FSSAI for approval of proprietary products/ ingredient already being manufactured under licenses of erstwhile food Acts/ Orders or imported in India. General Information: This report summarizes the procedure adopted by FSSAI for approval of proprietary products/ ingredient already being manufactured under licenses of erstwhile food Acts/ Orders or imported in India. Refer GAIN IN2053 for more information on ?FSSAI introduces product approval procedure in India.? DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this report was retrieved from the following Government of India website http://www.fssai.gov.in/. The U.S. Government makes no claim of accuracy or authenticity. Procedure for approval of proprietary products/ingredient already being manufactured under licenses of erstwhile food Acts/Orders or imported in India: Please see the below notification from the FSSAI for details. No. P. 15025/24/2012-PA/FSSAI Food Safety and Standards Authority (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) 1st Floor, East tower,NBCC Place Bhishma Pitamah Marg, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi-110003 Dated: 22ndMarch, 2012 Subject: -The procedure adopted by FSSAI for approval of proprietary products/ ingredient already being manufactured under licenses of erstwhile Acts/ Orders (PFA, FPO, MMPO, MFPO etc.) or imported ? reg. In reference to the subject cited above and in order to facilitate the ongoing trade of the food, the following decisions have been taken:- I. The applicant may submit the application in the prescribed format with the fees (non refundable) and include all the documents and scientific justification of the safety of the product being manufactured and also may submit the evidence such as license obtained under erstwhile Acts and Orders for manufacturing of such product. II. The existing license holders under PFA (1954), FPO(1955), MMPO(1992), MFPO(1973)etc. may apply for conversion to FSS licence in respect of products already under manufacture but whose safety assessment has not been carried out. In such cases the Product Approval Division on receipt of completed application will give NOC for issuing a provisional FSS license for a period of one year or till the risk assessment process is completed whichever is earlier. III. The importer of proprietary products/ingredients shall also submit the application to the product approval division with the prescribed fees, required data as mentioned in (i) above and the evidence that applicant was in the trade of import of such products till the date of filing the application. On receipt of the application, Product Approval Division will proceed in the same manner as in (ii) above. The provisional license shall be issued subject to such other conditions as may be necessary to ensure safety and public health. (PradipChakraborty) Director (PA) Ph. No. 24307221 Rs 100 stamp paper Affidavit I, Mr./ Ms./Mrs.--------------------------------------- S/o,D/o,W/o----------------------------- --------------, of M/s -----------------------------------------------------( name and address of the company), ---------------------- ---------- by occupation (designation) and R/o-------- --------------------------------- is importing / manufacturing ----------------------------------- ---------------- ( name of ingredient/ name of product) for last ------------------------------ -- ( No. of years) as proprietary product under a valid food license No. ---- ------------- -------- (include the PFA Lic No. along with its copy). I/ we have applied for the New Product Approval vide my/our Application No. -------- ----------------, dated -----------------------------. I understand that the evaluation of the product will take time so in the interim I may be permitted to market the product. I further declare that the food business conducted or proposed to be conducted by/through me conforms/shall conform to various safety & hygiene conditions as specified in the Food Safety and Standards Act / Regulations/ Rules 2011/ Bye-laws as notified by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India . Our product is being produced in State (s) ............................... and being marketed throughout the country and has not received any consumer complaint. No court case against the company is pending in any of the courts in the country for contravention of the provision of food orders/ rules / regulations. We will maintain the record of the traceability to facilitate the recall operation of the food as per the requirement of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 in case , the product is not approved by the FSSAI. Date : Place : Signature and seal Source: FSSAI
Posted: 23 April 2012

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