India: Limits for Melamine in Milk proposed by FSSAI


Posted By: Selerant RSA

 

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has just published draft regulation that has for the first time included maximum limits related to melamine that can be present in milk and milk products.

Proposed limits relate to powdered and liquid infant formula, but to other foods as well.

India has recently prolonged the ban for all dairy products imported from China for another year (until June 2016). The ban was introduced in 2008 following a massive food scandal when melamine was found in infant formula and other food products in China.

Details of the proposed changes can be found bellow. Proposed changes are now open for comments and will come into force once the final regulations have been published in the Official Gazette of India.

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The proposed additions will be inserted in regulation 2.3 of ‘residues’:

Sl No.

Name of the contaminant

Article of food

Maximum level (mg/ kg)

1

Melamine

Powdered infant formula

Liquid infant formula

Other foods

 

1.0

0.15

2.5