Draft Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Amendment Regulations, 2021
The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) on September 27, 2021 has issued Draft Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Amendment Regulations, 2021 to further amend the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020. The amendment in the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020 are as follows: In Regulation 5 which specifies “Labelling Requirements”, has been made following changes. In Regulation 5(3)(b)(ii)(c) the proviso has been substituted, namely: “Provided that saturated fat and trans-fat to be given only if total fat content is more than 0.5% in final food”. In Regulation 5(10)(b)(i) the proviso has been substituted, namely: “Provided that for products with shelf life of more than 3 months, the “DD/MM/YY” format may also be used”. In Regulation 5(14), the following has been inserted: (a) wheat-based glucose syrups including dextrose.(b) wheat based maltodextrins. (c) glucose syrups based on barley. (d) cereals used for making alcoholic distillates including ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin. And the products thereof, provided these ingredients have been assessed as safe and gluten shall not be more than 20 mg/kg .” In Regulation 6(3), Table 1 which specifies “Areas of Principal Display Panel”, has been substituted. In Regulation 7(1) which specifies “Mandatory Declarations”, the following proviso has been inserted. “Provided that in case of food package having surface area upto 30cm2 containing caloric/ non caloric sweetener or mixture thereof, the size of numerals &letters for the declarations/specific requirements specified in schedule -II shall not be less than 1mm based on the letter”. In Regulation 8(1)(a) which specifies “The 'date of manufacture' may not be required to be mentioned on the package having surface area of less than 30 square centimeters but this information shall be given on the multi-unit packages”, has been inserted.