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FSSAI Enforced Standards for Durum Wheat Maida, Quinoa, Instant Noodles and Pearl Millet Flours

FSSAI Enforced Standards for Durum Wheat Maida, Quinoa, Instant Noodles and Pearl Millet Flours

The Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) has enforced the standards for Durum Wheat Maida, Quinoa, Instant Noodles and Pearl millet flour. These standards will be in addition to present standards for “CEREALS AND CEREAL PRODUCTS” described in the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.

  • Durum wheat has been described under “Maida” standard and is defined as the product prepared from grains of durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) by grinding or milling process in which the bran and germ are essentially removed and the remainder is comminuted to a suitable degree of fineness.
  • Quinoa has been added under food grain category and is defined as the dried matured grain obtained from the plant of Chenopodium quinoa from which saponin has been removed by washing, scouring, dehulling or by any other suitable process.
  • Instant noodles have been added under Macroni Products and described as a product prepared from wheat flour or rice flour or flour of any other cereals, millets and legumes covered in the regulations which may be used singly or in combination or flour from tubers with water as the main ingredient. The noodles may be prepared with or without addition of herbs, condiments and seasoning, spices, iodised salt, sugar, wheat gluten by kneading the dough and extending it, and starches, dried fruits and vegetables, or their products or extracts, nuts, edible protein and egg powder, meat, poultry, marine or their products [whose standards are prescribed in these regulations] may be added, if required.

These are characterised by the use of pregelatinization process and dehydration either by frying in any oil or fat covered under sub-regulation 2.2 or by other methods and the product shall be presented as Fried noodles or Non-fried noodles.

The product shall be of good characteristic colour, appearance, texture, aroma and taste and shall be free from undesirable taste, dirt, insect’s larvae and impurities or any other extraneous matter.

The manufacturer shall label seasoning, if any, accompanying the instant noodles distinctly on the package.

  • Pearl Millet Flour have been added under expeller pressed flour standard. Pearl Millet flour has been defined as a product that has been obtained from pearl millet grains (Pennisetum americanum L.and Pennisetum typhyoideum) through a process of milling and must be free from abnormal flavours, odours, living insects and filth (impurities of animal origins, including dead insects).
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