Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) specified the identity standards for basmati rice varieties, including brown, milled, parboiled, and milled parboiled. the identity standards will ensure the supply of standardized genuine rice in domestic and export markets.
- As per these standards, Basmati rice will possess the natural fragrance characteristic of aromatic rice and be free from artificial coloring, polishing agents, and artificial fragrances.
- The FSSAI norms aim to establish fair practices in trade and protect consumer interests, both domestically and globally.
- The standards will be enforced from August 1, 2023.