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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has modified its regulations related to advertising and claims related to food products, as well as regulations dealing with the packaging and labelling of certain food products.
In a “Direction” issued on June 28th, the FSSAI makes a number of changes to its Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claim) Regulations, 2018, including the following:
In a separate Direction also issued on June 28th, the FSSAI modified its regulations regarding food labelling requirements for packages containing a mixture of edible oils. Specifically, that Direction requires producers to include on the label a declaration specifying the name and the nature of the blended edible vegetable oils contained in the package.
The modifications as described in the Directions on food-related advertising and claims and food packaging and labelling take immediate effect, with actual enforcement of the requirements set to begin at the end of December.
The text of FSSAI’s Directions can be downloaded from the FSSAI website here.