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Technical and legal hurdles in obtaining product approval certificates, which are mandatory for getting the new FSSA licence, are forcing the newly formed Tamil Nadu Food Supplement Manufacturers and Traders Association (TFSMTA) to launch a legal battle over the issue, it is learnt. According to Thomas Philip, the advisor of the Association and the managing director of Stamin Millennium Nutraceuticals, the stringent norms in the Food Safety and Standard Act (FSSA) 2006 obstructs the growth of the industry and creates problems to the manufacturers. He argues that there is no need of product approvals and the provision should be quashed.

Technical and legal hurdles in obtaining product approval certificates, which are mandatory for getting the new FSSA licence, are forcing the newly formed Tamil Nadu Food Supplement Manufacturers and Traders Association (TFSMTA) to launch a legal battle over the issue, it is learnt.

According to Thomas Philip, the advisor of the Association and the managing director of Stamin Millennium Nutraceuticals, the stringent norms in the Food Safety and Standard Act (FSSA) 2006 obstructs the growth of the industry and creates problems to the manufacturers. He argues that there is no need of product approvals and the provision should be quashed.

“Our Association will approach the court seeking amendment to quash the provisions demanding product approvals. Government is now insisting product approvals (PA) for even ordinary products like milk protein, whey protein etc., which have been in the market for decades. Previously, Prevention of Food Adulteration (PFA) licence was enough for manufacturing food products. PFA licences were issued by the district health officials. Now for getting FSSA licence, we have to submit PA certificates for which we should approach the Delhi FFSA office,” he told Pharmabiz.

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