India Issues Food Safety and Standards Amendment Regulations 2021 on Labelling and Display

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Posted By: Ashwanandhini Govindarajan

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On September 27th, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a draft regulation on “Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Amendment Regulations, 2021”.

The scope of the document highlights the following:

  • In sub-regulation 5 (3), clause b (ii) C, it is substituted with “Provided that saturated fat and trans- fat to be given only if the total fat content is more than 0.5% in final food”;
  • The second provision is substituted with “Provided further that cholesterol content to be given only for products containing fats of animal origin and where total fat content is more than 0.5%”;
  • Clause (c)(xi), the following shall be substituted, namely “(xi)Chewing gum and bubble gum”;
  • Sub-regulation 5 (14) (ii) is substituted with “Provided further that this declaration is not required in case of oils and distilled alcoholic beverages derived from these ingredients and where the product itself is a food allergen”;
  • Cereals containing dextrose and wheat-based maltodextrins and products thereof shall not contain gluten more than 20 mg/kg;
  • Sub-regulation 8, “date of manufacture may not be required to be mentioned on the package having a surface area of less than 30 square centimeters but this information shall be given on the multi-unit packages.

The public consultation period is valid until 60 days from the date of publishing in the official gazette.

 

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