List of bans imposed by FSSAI

Last Updated at: Sep 30, 2020
List of Bans imposed by FSSAI
The FSSAI has announced providing additional time to FBOs (Food Business Operators) to renew their registrations and licenses, due to the COVID-19 situation. Thus, FBO licenses expiring during March 22nd -May 31st can now be renewed by 30th June, without any late fee. 


The FSSAI has framed Food Safety and Standards (Safe food and healthy diets for Schoolchildren) regulations 2020 to clamp down on consumption of unhealthy food by school children.


As consumers, we rush to respond to any slip-ups from a brand or government unit. In any case, we do not frequently praise excellence.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have been executing a few changes, which have prompted higher standards in food and quality in India.

The FSSAI has put into action different reasonable measures for examining food and hygiene in the food business. It routinely leads reviews of all the sustenance organizations to guarantee that they have FSSAI enlistment or FSSAI permit.

In a previous couple of months, FSSAI has forced a few limitations on FBOs in the food processing industry, in perspective on the different instances of food adulteration and genuine health effects coming about because of it.

These bans have been enforced for the best possible guideline of all food industry and are in light of a legitimate concern for overall population health and sanitation.

In this way, let us know in detail concerning the 7 imperative bans enforced by FSSAI on the food industry.

  1. Ban on Plastic and Newspaper in food packaging

The food safety department has as of late settled on a milestone choice by forcing a total prohibition on the reused plastic and paper bundling of all sustenance items. Such bundles are by and large utilised both by the big food industries just as negligible sellers and vendors who do not have FSSAI registration. This boycott was put with the end goal of tending to health-related dangers and ecological deprivation.

In this regard, FSSAI has formulated new guidelines on food packaging under which it has banned the use of plastic and newspaper packaging.

  1. Ban on stapler pins in tea bags

A year ago, FSSAI had restricted tea producers to utilise stapler sticks in tea packs considering destructive health effects of metallic stapler pins. The stapler sticks in tea packages could be an extreme peril to the health of consumers since any free staple-stick if consumed by any chance with the tea may represent a cause a serious gagging risk. In addition, the metallic stapler pins are cancer-causing, which suggests they can cause malignant growth.

Keeping perspective on the genuine health hazard, FSSAI had coordinated all FBOs to stop the assembling, stockpiling, circulation, sale, and import of the stapled tea sacks from first January 2018.

  1. Ban on carbide for artificial ripening of the fruits

The food safety controller has now totally restricted destructive synthetic substances, for example, calcium carbide, regularly known as masala, acetylene gas in fake ripening of the organic products.

Such synthetic compounds were wildly utilised by the natural product sellers and wholesalers, even the individuals who have FSSAI permit.

FSSAI has now completely banned these synthetic concoctions. It has anyway allowed the utilisation of ethylene gas as a characteristic option in contrast to hurtful synthetic concoctions to ripen the organic products.

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  1. Ban on ‘non-veg’ silver leaf in Indian desserts

FSSAI has now restricted silver leaf otherwise known as Chandi ka Vark, which is commonly utilised in the design of different Indian desserts like pethas, barfis, and Kaju Katli. There are a few worries that the silver leaf utilised in desserts is made by putting silver inside Buffalo skin and pounding it into required slimness. In addition, such silver wark is not unadulterated and contains substantial metal traces such as nickel, lead, chromium, and cadmium. These are hazardous and unhealthy for humans.

  1. Ban on toluene printing in food packages

Because of its potential dangers on public health, Toluene for printing in sustenance bundles has now been prohibited by FSSAI. Toluene is a chemical concoction utilised in acetones. If utilised in printing food packages, toluene is known to saturate into the food in spite of different layers between the bundle and food items. It can harm the liver and kidney. Henceforth, toluene has been restricted in India.

  1. Ban on business-listing of unregistered FBOs (Food Business Operators) on e-commerce sites

In August 2018, FSSAI had restricted the professional resource of unregistered food industries that do not have an FSSAI Registration or FSSAI permit, by the top online business food collectors, for example, Zomato, FoodPanda, Swiggy, etc.

For the most part, the general population depends on popular websites for booking either food or a table in restaurants. Presently, if such websites will in general offer services through unlicensed eateries, this will misdirect the consumers and will result in wasting money.

It can even cause a severe health hazard on the off chance that you land up booking a non-reliable or unhygienic food distributor.

  1. Ban on health supplements as medicines

As of late, FSSAI has restricted prescriptions of Health Supplements. There were reports with respect to the dangers of health supplements in the human body if consumed for long term.

Subsequently, all packages of health supplements must convey the message – “NOT FOR MEDICINAL USE”.

These are some of the worth mentioning bans recently enforced by FSSAI. All food businesses having FSSAI Registration must know about these margins. Thus, as you have seen how the regulatory has been trying its best to safeguard certain food category to sustain the food safety and quality in the country. Yet they carry on because of lack of awareness. Thus, this article is to enlighten every single citizen to be alert and concerned about the FSSAI bans for their own safety.