New Labelling Regulations for Packaged Food Products

New Labelling Regulations for Packaged Food Products

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) was in the process of overhauling the labelling regulations for packaged food products, which have now been notified.

According the newly notified labelling and display regulations, food service establishments having central license or outlets at 10 or more locations will have to mention the calorific value (in kcal per serving and serving size) against the food items displayed on the menu cards or boards or booklets,

Further, the notification states, “Additionally, reference information on calorie requirements shall also be displayed clearly and prominently as “An average active adult requires 2,000 kcal energy per day, however, calorie needs may vary”,

The notification added that, “E-commerce Food Business Operators shall get the above mentioned information from respective Food Business Operators and provide on their website wherever applicable.”

Source: – Food service establishments to mention calorific value in menu card: Labelling & Display norms-Business Journal

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