Reference for RDA for different age groups
Feb 21, 2022
The Regulations, 2020, stipulates labelling of Nutritional Information per 100g or 100ml or per single consumption pack of the product and per serve percentage (%) contribution to Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) calculated on the basis of 2000kcal energy, 67 g total fat, 22 g saturated fat, 2 g trans-fat, 50 g added sugar and 2000 mg of sodium (5 g salt) requirement for average adult per day, on the label.
In this context, several representations from stakeholders were received regarding declaration of percentage (%) contribution to RDA in case of foods targeted for specific age groups and this concern is under consideration of sub-group constituted by FSSAI. However, as the same is likely to take time and the enforcement of FSS (Labelling & Display) Regulation would begin from 1st July, 2022, it is clarified that in the case of foods which are targeted to a specific age group or physiological condition, respective RDA 's may be considered or declaring per serve percentage (%) RDA -as per the direction F.No. Stds/SP-05/Orders/FSSAI dated 2nd August, 2021 - issued based on the recommended dietary allowance specified by the Indian Council of Medica/ Research.
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