The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have been actively working to ensure the safety of the food, as well as the balance of the total population of the country. The new guidelines for proprietary food products in India, which entered into force on August 22, 2016. The Standard for proprietary food comes under the direction of Section 16(5) of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The amendment relates the clause pertaining to “Proprietary Food” of food safety and standards (Food Products Standards and Food Activities) Regulations, 2011.

The FSSAI has updated the guidelines to take into account the comments and recommendations of the various stakeholders in relation to its own food production. This change was made to the FSSAI for the promotion of a culture of innovation and growth in the food industry, and an increase in the total basket of products are available to consumers to eat. These are the rules that must be adhered to by all state and central authorities, as well as for all food business operators in respect of their own products.


FSSAI regulations have categorized food and beverage products into two major classifications:

  • Non-standardized foods i.e. (Proprietary Foods)

  • Standardized foods


Proprietary food means that it is a product which is not defined in and in accordance with this plan, but it does not contain any novel food products, the food for special dietary, and products for special medical purpose, functional food, nutritional supplements, health supplements, nutritional supplements, and other foods, that is, the government may notify in this behalf. Their own products, which may contain elements and a set of universal accessories, and more. The main product is milk or milk derivatives, carbohydrates, as well as with or without milk base for meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. and, sometimes, fatty substances.

For example, energy drinks and custard powder contain starch, dextrose, flavor, and color.

So far, India does not have a specific list of proprietary products. The products are considered food products from their own production, as well as there, are no standards for the FSSAI rules and regulations. They can be made out of standard products, such as milk and milk products, cereals, eggs, meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, etc., etc. These are just a few examples. These are pre-made foods, such as potato chips, instant premix coffee, tea, instant noodles, masala mix for a variety of products on the market, instant upma, corn, etc.). There is a growing demand for specific products in India. FSSAI approved a special texture to the manufacture and sale of food with the Highest Regulatory Authority in the principles of food safety in line with international best practices, to provide certainty for all operators in the food sector. At the same time, so they have the flexibility to innovate.

Every food business operator dealing in Proprietary food in the country is required to be licensed or registered under the FSSAI.


Standardize Food as laid down in the law, the operator of food business who has a license to be able to produce. However, for the manufacturer to sell this product only if it is in accordance with the standards of this product as defined in the act and the rules and regulations.

For Example Fruit jam, fruit drinks, sauces, biscuits, and carbonated water, etc.


FSSAI is the food regulatory authority of India, which is, in fact, means that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The Food Administration regulates and controls the practice of safe food production, storage, and processing by the Operator of the food business operator (FBO). FSSAI monitor compliance and ensure that FBOs to comply with the rules and standards to which reference is made in the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. Since the year 2006, all laws, rules, and regulations in the food and beverage industry are being carried out under the FSSAI. The FSSAI seems to be agreed with the operator of the food business Compliance Mark (S), as well as their annual turnover is its power to license.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under the food safety and Standards Act, 2006, which is a combination of many of the acts and orders relating to the question of sheets in a number of different ministries and departments of the company. It is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.


  • The ingredients in these proprietary food products are, by default, or to have been approved for use in the manufacture of other products are in accordance with the rules, with the exception of the parts, which may be amended from time to time by the Competent Authority. Subject to this, the products can also contain all the vitamins and minerals in amounts of no more than one ad on the corresponding trace.

  • Food additives are to be added to the amount that is specified for a category or sub-category listed in Annex I to this Regulation, the food of the product. In this category, it should be clearly indicated on the label together with the name of the character and composition of the existing product.

  • These products must conform to the microbiological requirements set out in Annex I to this Regulation. These products may contain pathogens to a level that their products are dangerous.

  • FBOs must also be in accordance with the rules of all of the arrangements established in accordance with food safety standards and requirements in the business since 2006. In addition, the claims must be presented in relation to the non-free foods, either on the label or in any other way. 

  • FBO's are responsible for the safety and security of food products in relation to the point of consumption.

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Damini Nagar
B.A LLB from Indore institution of Law

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