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angle-left ADVISORY: India's Requirement for Mandatory Registration of Foreign Food Manufacturing Facilities for the Import of Certain Categories of Food

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare-Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Order F. No. TIC-B02/2/2022-IMPORTS-FSSAI which requires the mandatory registration with the competent authority of jurisdiction of the country of export, of all foreign food manufacturing facilities intent on exporting milk and milk products; meat and meat products including fish and poultry; egg powder; infant food; and nutraceuticals to India starting February 1, 2023.

The order requires the competent authorities of all exporting countries to email to the FSSAI, a list of existing manufacturers, and those intending to export the abovementioned products to India in the mandated FSSAI format specified within the Order. The FSSAI will register these facilities on its web portal.

For affected exporters, and for questions and clarifications, you may contact EMB Market Officers for South Asia at mid@dti.gov.ph and/or the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-New Delhi at india@dti.gov.ph.