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Now, fragrance and flavours body against FSS Act; seeks early amendment

The protests against the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006, have gathered momentum with another leading body – Fragrances and Flavours Association of India (FAFAI) – expressing its displeasure over certain provision of the Act.

According to Ravi Mehra, chairman, flavour sub-committee, FAFAI, the present situation related to the FSSA is as follows: Rules related to multiple licensing and operations; rules related to standards and safety, and safety of the industry from initial turbulence. And hence, “It must be amended at the earliest,” he said.

“To obtain a licence, a food business operator has to obtain a number of permissions and no-objection certificates (NoCs) and submit many documents, in addition to filing returns within two months of the end of the financial year. It is impossible. The tax authorities have a prescribed format to file returns, which is an extra burden to many in the industry. The purpose of this format is to keep records of the turnover and to know the size of the industry. The same can be achieved with the VAT format as well,” he explained.

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The Expert’s Thought: The procedure has to be completely minimized for the Business Operators in order to ensure more efficiency of the law.

2 Responses to “Now, fragrance and flavours body against FSS Act; seeks early amendment”

  • It is true that, some of the food products obsorb flavours around them, hence it must avoid using fragrance and flovour body deodarants, by the food handlers and food industry employees. I think actually FSSAI should start compaign for awarness of such requirement among the food manufacturers, food handlers and consumers too. SHAIK MOIZ – FOOD SAFETY EXPERT, From Hyderabad.

  • Nice blog, thanks for the info.

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