FSSAI issues letter regarding surveillance on use of staple tea bags

Jun 30, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on June 29, 2020 issues order directing surveillance on use of staple tea bags. This is important to prevent any health hazard due to consumption of loose staple pin being consumed inadvertently.  Earlier, FSSAI had directed the sale, manufacture, distribution and storage of staple tea bags to be discontinued and after which certain industries sought period of extension. Consequently, FSSAI provided timeline extension to 16 Food Business Operators to manufacture stable bags till December 31, 2021 and the same can be sold in market up to December 31, 2023.

Ensuring the compliance for the same, Licensing authorities are directed to conduct surveillance by competent authority on manufacture and import of staple tea bags.

[FSSAI letter No. 12(11)2019/TEA/RCD/FSSAI]


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