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Food safety regulator FSSAI today came up with draft quality standard norms for various dairy products, including flavored milk, ice-cream, yoghurt, among others.

At present, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has norms for milk, paneer, ghee, butter etc.

The latest draft norms will further amend the existing quality standards prescribed in the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.

The regulator has also sought public comments on the draft regulations.

FSSAI issue quality norms for icecream

The draft norms on quality standards of dairy products are related to microbiological requirements such as aerobic plate count, coliform count, staph aureus (Coagulase positive), yeast and mold count and faecal streptococci.

Apart from dairy products, the regulator has also come up with draft quality standard norms for regulating microbes in meat and meat products.

Both quality standards norms will come into force after 60 days of it being published in the official gazette.

FSSAI has already put an upper limit on the presence of insecticides and metal contaminants in milk and milk products.