FSSAI gazettes stds for rice, cassava, chana sattu, mixed masala, spices

The apex food regulator, FSSAI, has issued gazette notification on Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Third Amendment Regulations, 2020, relating to standards of rice, chia seeds, gari (cassava product), edible cassava flour, roasted bengal gram flour - chana sattu, ragi flour, almond kernels, coconut milk powder (non-dairy), mixed masala powder, spice oleoresins, tejpat, and star anise. The notification says food business operators (FBOs) shall comply with all the provisions of these regulations by July 1, 2021. The regulations seek declaration from the FBOs, if the salt content exceeds 5% by mass on the label along with spice content.