FSSAI extends deadline for calcium, magnesium limits in packaged drinking water

FSSAI had earlier extended the deadline to July 1, 2020 and subsequently till January 1, 2021.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
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Food safety and standards authority of India has extended the deadline by six months till July 1, 2021 for the food business operators (FBOs) to comply with the regulations related to limit of calcium and magnesium in packaged drinking water, other than mineral water.

FSSAI had earlier extended the deadline to July 1, 2020 and subsequently till January 1, 2021.

The food safety body said in a statement that representation has been received from a section of stakeholders requesting for further extension of time since FBOs are not yet prepared to comply with regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It has been decided to further extend the timeline for compliance related to limits of calcium and magnesium for the standards of Packaged Drinking Water (other than mineral water) up to July 1," shared FSSAI statement.

These standards on packaged drinking water are prescribed in the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) fourth amendment regulations, 2019.

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