Instructions to Authorized Officers of FSSAI & Customs regarding testing of UHT Whipping Cream

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The CBIC vide Instruction No. 08/2022-Customs dated June 03, 2022 to Authorized Officers of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (“FSSAI”) & Customs regarding testing of Ultra Heat Treated (“UHT”) Whipping Cream.

Reference is invited to FSSAI letter No. 1828/Misc. Matters/FSSAI/Imports-2021 dated June 01, 2022. (copy enclosed) on the above-mentioned subject.

Vide above letter, FSSAI has stated that Commercial Sterility test as prescribed in Table-2B: Microbiological Standards for Milk and Milk Products – Food Safety Criteria, under FSS (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulation, 2011, is not feasible for UHT Whipping Cream, given the nature of the product and its storage conditions that are conducive to give a negative test result, on evaluation.

In view of above, it is requested that all Authorized officers under your jurisdiction may be directed to ensure that imported consignment of UHT Whipping Cream does not undergo Commercial Sterility Test.

The Instructions can be accessed at: https://taxinformation.cbic.gov.in/view-pdf/1000422/ENG/Instructions

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