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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has published the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Thirteenth Amendment Regulations, 2016.

This amendment includes the Standards for Caffeinated Beverages and use of blue tint in plastic container. The standards for caffeinated beverages prescribes the limit of caffeine at level not less than 145 mg per liter and not more than 300 mg per liter and other ingredients/vitamins to be added in the Caffeinated Beverages.

The standards for blue tint to be used in plastic container of five liter and above has also been prescribed as per the IS 9833 and IS 9845 so as to maintain the aesthetic value of reusable plastic containers.

The regulation will be enforced on July 1, 2017.

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