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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

You cannot sell breast milk, you will have to pay a hefty fine, FSSAI gave this big warning

These days, there has been a lot of boom in the business of human milk. It is still illegal in India. Those who are currently doing business of human milk should stop it immediately, because the regulator has issued strict orders regarding this. Food regulatory FSSAI has warned food business operators against the sale of mother's milk and has instructed licensing authorities not to issue approval for processing and sale of human milk.

Amid complaints that some organisations are selling breast milk in the open market, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an advisory on human milk and its products and has also said that it has not permitted any such sale.

What does the new order say?

In its advisory dated May 24, the regulator said that this office is receiving information from various registered societies regarding the sale 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 framed thereunder.

This advice was given to the states and union territories

In an advisory issued to the Food Safety Commissioners of states and Union Territories, the monitoring body has also advised that all such activities related to the sale of human milk and its products should be stopped immediately.

The regulator said that 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. Apart from this, FSSAI has asked the state and central licensing authorities to ensure that no license or registration is given to such FBOs involved in the processing or sale of 'mother's milk / human milk'.

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