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Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Regulations: grace period extended


Jul 07, 2023

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has published the “Enforcement of the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Second Amendment Regulations, 2022” as per the Food Safety Standards Act of 2006.

The document includes the following changes:

  • The directions provide a further 6 months extension for the enforcement of the regulation, to allow business operators to exhaust the existing inventory of packaging materials.
  • Regulation 4 specifies that in case of trademark, brand name or fancy name containing adjectives such as “Natural”, “Fresh”, “Pure”, etc., a disclaimer is mandatory.
  • The front pack of the label shall prominently carry the statement ‘This is only a brand name or trademark or fancy name and does not represent its true nature”.

The 6 months extension period is valid until December 13, 2023.

For further information (in English), click on the Link

Check the full text of the documents (in English), click on the Link

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