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New Food Packaging regulations Are Released By FSSAI

New Food Packaging regulations Are Released By FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has approved modifications to the nutritional information labeling on food packaging. The proposals include displaying total salt, sugar, and saturated fat in larger font sizes and bold letters.

According to PTI, the FSSAI will release a draft notification and solicit feedback from stakeholders.

Official Statement

According to an official statement, the FSSAI has authorized “a proposal to display nutritional information regarding total sugar, salt, and saturated fat on labels of packaged food items in bold letters and relatively increased font size,” along with their per-serve percentage (%) contribution to the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs).

At the 44th meeting of the Food Authority, the FSSAI Chairperson chaired the decision to change the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020, regarding the labeling of nutritional information.

The agency stated, “The amendment aims to empower consumers to better understand the nutritional value of the products they are consuming and make healthier decisions.” The draft notification for this amendment will be publicly available to solicit comments and ideas.

Bottom Line

The FSSAI has recently been releasing advisories to stop false and misleading claims. One such advisory was for e-commerce websites to stop using the term “health drink.” Prioritizing clear and distinct labeling criteria will aid in the global fight against non-communicable diseases.

Source: TOI

Text Credits : Gayathri Snehaltha


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