CBIC instruction w.r.t. import of Sajji Khar/ Papad Khar

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The CBIC issued Instruction No. 26/2021-Customs dated December 01, 2021 instructing that, import of Sajji Khar/ Papad Khar does not require product approval under FSS (Approval of non-specified food and food ingredients) Regulations, 2017 and these may be considered as “food not specified” till standards are notified by FSSAI.

Reference is invited to F. No. 1-1765/FSSAI/Imports/2018 dated June 23, 2021 issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. New Delhi on the above-mentioned subject (copy enclosed).

It is stated that imported consignments of Sajji Khar/Papad Khar does not require product approval under FSS (Approval of non-specified food and food ingredients) Regulations, 2017 and these may be considered as “food not specified” till standards are notified by FSSAI. The imported consignments shall be tested as per the standards for “food not specified” including the standards for heavy metals prescribed under FSS (Contaminants, Toxins and residues) Regulations, 2011.

It is requested that necessary action may be taken to sensitize officers under your jurisdiction regarding the the said matter.

The Instruction can be accessed at: https://www.cbic.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-instructions/cs-instructions-2021/cs-ins-26-2021.pdf

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