Post at: Aug 07 2021
Why in News?
Proposed Changes and their reason
The concept of conditional licensing for proprietary foods is intended to check the entry of such products into the market where composition of the product is diluted/diverted to avoid compliance with standardized food products and yet allow entry of value added food products which could not fit into the description of a standardized food product or are altogether different products made out of a mix of standarised food products.
Mapping of the Proprietary food products
Mapping of proprietary food products to be done to the nearest food products, wherever available and appropriate to ensure compliance with the vertical standards of standardized food products also.
OVERVIEW OF REGULATORY FRAMEWORK OF PROPRIETARY FOODS
Chairperson : Rita Teaotia
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) : Arun Singhal
FSSAI’s consultation on the conditional licensing should focus on ensuring that sub-standard products do not enter market. Although proprietary food products are not unsafe but they use to cheat their consumers. India is a country with many vulnerable consumers who opt for proprietary foods for being cheaper in comparison to standard products. The conditions imposed by concerned Licensing Authorities (CLAs) shall be suitably justifiable and should be backed by value judgement. The CLAs must keep strict vigil and sensitiveties while exercising conditional licensing of food products.
@ Abhay Pandey