Through a letter, dated 21 December 2017 the FSSAI has brought to the notice of Commissioners of Food Safety in all States and UTs, FSSAI Authorised Officers and all Central Licensing Authority FSSAI that Creatine Monohydrate is being manufactured, imported and sold by various companies with or without an FSSAI License number under various brands through e-commerce platforms. The FSSAI has also sent notices to various e-commerce platforms Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Homeshop18 to immediately discontinue the sale and remove Creatine Monohydrate from their platforms and conform to FSSAI the action they have taken.
Creatine Monohydrate is one of the most popular supplements used by people looking to build lean muscle mass, maximize performance and increase strength. Increased creatine in the muscle will increase the performance of athletes as it increases work capacity and improvement in training. Taking the supplement also increases lean body mass.
Presently Creatine Monohydrate is a product/ingredient for which no standards have been prescribed as yet under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 Rules and Regulations made thereunder. Besides this, it has been observed that some FBOs that have valid food licenses issued by the Licensing Authority is selling products in the name of the product containing Creatine Monohydrate. FSSAI has declared these activities by FBOs illegal and unauthorized.