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Amendment to food labeling Regulations

India

Sep 22, 2022

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published Gazette Notification of Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Amendment Regulations, 2021 w.r.t amendment in font size & exemptions.

The main amendments are:

  • “Provided that saturated fat and trans fat to be given only if total fat content is more than 0.5% in final food.” “Provided further that cholesterol content to be given only for products containing fats of animal origin and where total fat content is more than 0.5%.”
  • “Provided that for products with shelf life of more than three months, the “DD/MM/YY” format.
  • “Provided further that the size of numeral or letter required for all declarations under these regulations on the crown or closure of returnable glass bottle shall not be less than 1 mm.” In regulation 8, after sub-regulation the following shall be inserted, namely”.
  • The 'date of manufacture' and Use by Date or Expiry Date‟ may not be required to be mentioned on the package having surface area of less than thirty square centimetres but this information shall be given on the multi-unit packages.

 

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