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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has enforced Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulation, 2017 after its notification to the Gazette of India.

The regulation provides the procedure for clearance of food products imported into India and include various provisions related to the licensing of food importers, clearance of imported food by the apex regulator, food import clearance for specific purposes, storage, inspection and sampling of imported food, laboratory analysis of samples of imported food articles, prohibition and restriction on food imports, amenable food labelling provisions for ease of trade and privilege for importers to get their concerns, if any, addressed in respect of the clearance of their food products.

The regulation was enforced on March 20, 2017.



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