FSSAI Plans Mandatory Colour Coding For Sugary And Salty Foods

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By Moderator June 28, 2019 12:17

New draft Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations announced by the Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) on June 25, 2019.

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  • New draft Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations will replace the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011
  • The new draft regulation has been brought to encourage consumers to make healthier food choices and inform them about what the product actually contains.
  • The regulation is out for suggestions and comments to need to be submitted within 30 days

Key features of the draft regulation

  • Information on calories (energy), saturated fats, trans-fats, added sugar and sodium per serve should be mentioned on the Front of the Pack (FoP)
    • FoPs are not a new concept. A country like Canada had introduced these in 1999. Other countries like France, Israel and the United Kingdom also have implemented FoP.
  • The labels will also declare, per serve percentage contribution to Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA).
  • FSSAI is planning for the mandatory red colour coding for products which are High in Fat, Sugar and Salt (HFSS), but this would be implemented in phases over the period of three years.
  • Information about allergens will now have to be provided.
  • A new logo for vegetarian food, which consists of a green colour-filled triangle inside a square with a green outline, will be provided to enable colour-blind people to know about the nature of the product.

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