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    Proprietary Food

    It is a food product category which includes all the food products that has not been standardised under the Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011. It is a new category introduced by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, to bring about the uniformity in the stringency of regulatory standards for all kinds of food products. This initiative also lead to the growth in the development and processing of innovative food products.

    However, products such as supplements, nutraceuticals or functional foods are excluded from this category and has been allotted a separate segment of regulatory standards to adhere to. The category of proprietary foods has been strictly restricted to the food products which may include the following:

    • Non-Standardised milk based sweets
    • Beverages based on more than one principal ingredient
    • Non-Standardised cereal products and food grains
    • Snack Products
    • Energy Drinks
    • Food Product based on the mixture of non-standardised ingredients
    • New Product, with no existing history
    • Food Products in which the constituents are separated and altered.
    • Existing products, with the major proportion of its ingredients modified.
    • ... and many more

    The manufacturer of such product shall clearly mentioned on his label, that his food product is a proprietary food.

    FICCI Research and Analysis Centre is a leading food analytical testing lab in India, and provides a comprehensive range of services for the testing of Proprietary Foods, which includes:

    • Microbiological Testing
    • Testing of Heavy Metals
    • Testing for the presence of Contaminants
    • Testing of Pesticides

    We ensure the safety of your food products so that you can launch your products in the market in an efficient and risk-free manner. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced staff, will support you at every step to help you comply with the regulatory standards.