The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to give six months to food business operators for compliance with the regulations related to milk logo. The FSSAI has stated that when finalised, six months’ time shall be given to FBOs for compliance with the specification of milk logo.

The milk logo was made mandatory through FSS (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations notified in December ’21. However, specifications including dimensions and colour scheme of the milk logo, were yet to be finalised. Subsequently, directions issued by the FSSAI extended the time period for compliance of the notification up to Dec 31, 22.

According to the FSSAI, since the specifications of milk logo were still being finalised, representations have been received from stakeholders for providing an extension of at least six months from the date of issue of such specifications for compliance with the mandatory milk logo required under the amendment regulations.

And the food authority has decided to give six months’ time for compliance with the specification, after it was notified.

“It has been decided to extend the timeline for mandatory compliance with the clause 2(iv) of the notification related to milk logo for a period of six months from the date of issue of logo specifications by FSSAI,” reads the order.