India’s New Food Packaging Regulations Effective Today


As of July 1, 2019, food business operators must comply with India’s Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations, 2018, which came into force on December 24, 2018 with their publication in the Gazette of India. The regulations include general and specific requirements for food packaging materials used in India. For example, the regulations prescribe an overall migration limit of 60 mg/kg or 10 mg/dm2 and include specific migration limits for certain substances that may be found in plastic packaging materials (e.g., cobalt, manganese).

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