The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a draft notification on front-of-package labelling, which proposes “Indian Nutrition Rating” (INR) modelled on the health star-rating system.
The draft regulations propose to bring in five star ratings to give consumers more information about the nutritional profile of the packaged food products and make better choices. Once finalised, these ratings will be displayed on the front labels of the packed food products in close proximity to the brand names.
- It recommends to bring in five-star ratings to give consumers more information about the nutritional profile of the packaged food products and make better choices.
- The higher number of stars will indicate that the food products are better positioned to provide for the daily nutrient needs of consumers.
- It will be voluntary in nature for four years after it is notified.
- It defines products that will be considered High Fat Sugar and Salt (HFSS) food products in the country.
- HFSS food means a processed food product which has high levels of saturated fat or total sugar or sodium.
- It proposed the mathematical formula on which star ratings will be calculated and also in the manner in which they will need to be displayed on the front labels of the products.
Submit comments online or emailed to regulations within 60 days from uploading of draft notification (20-09-2022)
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