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Amendment to Regulations on nutrition and health claims

India

Dec 19, 2022

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published Second Amendment 2022 on Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims).

 

Nutrient Content Claim

 

No

Nutrient or
component

Claim

Conditions

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

1.

Energy or
Calorie

Low

Not more than

40 kcal per 100 g for solids, or

20 kcal per 100 ml for liquids.

Free

Not more than

4 kcal per 100 ml for liquids.

2.

Fat

Low

Not more than

3 g of fat per 100 g for solids, or

1.5 g of fat per 100 ml for liquids.

Free

Not more than

0.5 g of fat per 100 g for solids or 100 ml for liquids.

 

Reduction of disease risk claims

 

SI. No.

(1)

Nutrient or Food-Health Relationship

(2)

Conditions for claim

(3)

Claim Statement

(4)

1

Calcium or Calcium and Vitamin D and osteoporosis

(i) The food is a source or high in calcium or in calcium and vitamin D; and

(ii) a statement that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily recommended intake (RDA)

Adequate calcium (or calcium and  vitamin D)  intake throughout  life, through  a balanced diet are essential for bone health and to reduce the risk of osteoporosis

2

Sodium and Hypertension

A food which –

(i)  is low in sodium (0.12 g sodium/100 g or 100 ml); and

(ii) a statement that the beneficial effect is obtained with a low sodium diet.

Diets low in sodium may help in reducing the risk of high blood pressure.

 

 

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