Timeline extended for compliance with moisture content for mixed millet flour

FSSAI has drawn reference to the FSS (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) First Amendment Regulations, 2021 notified on 4th March, 2021 prescribing standards for Bajra Flour (Pearl Millet Flour) and Jowar Flour (Sorghum Flour), and the FSS (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Fifth Amendment Regulations, 2021 notified on 15th Nov, 2021 prescribing standards for Multigrain flour (atta) and Mixed millet flour. Food business operators were required to comply with the provisions of these amendment regulations w.e.f. 01.01.2022 and 01.06.2022, respectively.

The Indian Food Authority has issued a direction for extension of timeline for compliance with the revised specifications of ‘Moisture’ content for mixed millet flour and the compliance with the quality parameters of ‘Alcoholic Acidity and Total Dietary Fibre’ in bajra (pearl millet), jowar (sorghum), multigrain and mixed millet flour.

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A FSSAI statement, in this regard, stated that it has been decided to keep enforcement of these parameters in abeyance till December 31, 2022.

Further, FSSAI has decided to revise the maximum limit of moisture content in the mixed millet flour from 11% to 13% and operationalize the same with immediate effect.

{FSSAI Reconsiders Specified Limits of Mixed Millet Flour, Jowar Flour.

This has been issued with the approval of the Competent Authority in exercise of the power vested under Sections 16(5) and 18(2)(d) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

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