Sale of breast milk is not allowed, action will be taken against violators: FSSAI

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Food regulator FSSAI has warned food business operators against the sale of breast milk and directed licensing authorities not to issue approval for the processing and sale of human milk amid complaints that some entities are selling breast milk in the open market.

New Delhi: Food regulator FSSAI has warned food business operators against the sale of breast milk and directed licensing authorities not to issue approval for processing and sale of human milk amid complaints that some entities were selling breast milk in the open market. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an advisory on “unauthorised commercialisation of human milk and its products” and said it has not permitted any such sale.

The regulator said in the advisory dated May 24, “This office has been receiving representations from various registered societies regarding commercialisation of human milk and its products. In this regard, it may be noted that FSSAI has not permitted the processing and/or sale of human milk under the FSS Act 2006 and Rules made thereunder.” In an advisory issued to food safety commissioners of states and union territories, the watchdog has also advised that all such activities related to commercialisation of human milk and its products should be stopped immediately.

“Any violation of this may result in initiation of action against the FBOs (food business operators) as per the FSS Act, 2006 and rules/regulations made thereunder,” the regulator said. Further, FSSAI has asked state and central licensing authorities to ensure that “no licence or registration is granted to such FBOs involved in the processing or sale of breast milk/human milk.”

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