The Food Supplements industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and it has been steadily rising in the Indian market. According to a market research report, the Indian dietary supplements market was valued at approximately USD 3924.44 million in FY2020 and is predicted to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16% up until FY 2027.
A list of medical devices that fall within the Class A, Class B, Class C, and Class D categories were included in the 2017 New Medical Device Regulations (MDR). Based on the level of risk they pose, Class A and B devices are categorized as low-risk and moderate-risk devices, respectively, whereas Class C and D devices are classified as high-risk and extremely high-risk devices, respectively. To be approved for a manufacturing license in India, manufacturers of Class C and D devices must submit an application to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO).
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released comprehensive Regulatory standards to identify basmati rice. This is the first time in the country that FSSAI has come up with a regulation that will establish ethical trading standards for basmati rice, which will also safeguard consumers' interests both domestically and internationally. The mandate is also applicable to milled basmati rice, milled parboiled basmati rice, brown basmati rice, and parboiled brown basmati rice.
As per the regulation on Non-carbonated Water-based Beverages (Non-Alcoholic) released by the FSSAI on July 26, 2021, all FBOs were required to comply with the amended provisions by February 01, 2022. According to the amendment, “non-carbonated water-based beverages” (non-alcoholic) refer to drinks made with water that meet the requirements for packaged drinking water or mineral water but without adding carbon dioxide. These must also contain a certain ingredients, either solely or in combination.
India is a diverse country with a rich heritage and stories of the miraculous healing of life-threatening diseases with magical powders, talismans, magical shields, etc.
Taking advantage of these belief systems, in recent years, a shift in marketing strategies by industries has been observed. There is a rise in toxic and misleading advertisements, which are flooded in every kind of media, suggesting miraculous healing of diseases and toxicant the minds of people and their emotions.
FSSAI Amends Labelling & Display Regulation Makes INR (Indian Nutrition Rating) Mandatory on FOPNL of Food Products
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) released a Draft Notification on September 14, 2022, amending the Food Safety and Standards (Labeling & Display) Regulations, 2020. These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Labeling & Display) Amendment Regulations, 2022. It shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette. Compliance shall be voluntary until 48 months from the date of final notification of these regulations and expected to become mandatory thereafter.
The emergence of digital health technologies has fast-tracked the evolution of the healthcare sector. New-age healthcare products like wearables, telemedicine, and clinical decision-making tools use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms. Global Health Agencies, including CDSCO, are gearing up and devising new regulations to address the transformation.
India has a rich tradition of sweets, snacks and savories with a difference in taste, texture and ingredients. Traditional milk-based sweets are mostly prepared from Khoya, Chhena, sugar and other ingredients such as maida, flavors and colors, e.g., Peda, Barfi, Milk Cake, Gulab Jamun, Rasgulla, Rasmalai, etc. In addition, there are sweets containing cereal, starch or grain as the main ingredient, e.g., Suji Halwa, Moong Dal Halwa, Jalebi, Boondi Laddoo, Motichoor Laddoo, Gujiya, Balusahi, Soan-papdi, etc.
Medical device industry has been a booming industry with new technologies being introduced from time to time and has been dynamic in terms of Regulatory landscape. The year 2020 has seen a major disruption due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and demanded the Health Agencies to gear up for addressing the pressing situation, thus impacting the Agency’s plan of action.
Imported Cosmetic products are regulated in India under the provisions of the Drugs & Cosmetic Act 1940 & Rules 1945. For importing Cosmetics in India, the products are required to be registered with the Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) by giving an application in Form 42 to obtain the Registration certificate in Form 43. For this, along with other mandatory documents, the applicants must also submit the documents like Power of Attorney (POA), Free Sale Certificate (FSC), which need to be notarized, embassy attested, or apostilled.