The government has taken a tough stand against the sale of “mother’s milk” or breast milk under a dairy license. Besides this, orders have also been given to cancel the license of any company selling similar products in the name of milk or dairy products and take legal action if needed.
Legal action can be taken against food business operators or FBOs selling breast milk as sanctioned under the FSS Act 2006.
In July this year, the government had cancelled the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) license of one company for selling “mother’s milk” while having a dairy license. The government has made it clear that the sale of mother’s milk will not be allowed in India.
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