Nutritional Labelling identifies the number of ingredients and other components present in the concerned product.
FSSAI mandates the presence of all its ingredients and compositions mentioned on the product’s packaging label as per Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Packaging) Regulations, 2011.
– Helps maintain transparency among consumers
– Facilitates the choice of informed purchase
– Helps comply with Food Safety Regulations
– Provides complete information about products
– Guarantees safety and security of the product and the brand
– Mentions allergenic products helps prevent health hazards
– Helps food businesses identify the further aspects of label validation, sensory analysis, etc
Different products that need nutritional labelling :
|- Namkeen||- Chips|
|- Ready to Eat Foods||- Cooked Foods|
|- Bakery Products||- Dairy Products|
|- Meat and Meat Products||- Health Drinks|
|- Dietary Supplements||- Protein Powders|
|- Health Drinks||- Infant Formula|
|- Biscuits and Cookies||- Candies and Sweets|
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FSSAI requires food labels to bear a Nutrition Facts chart. Nutrition Facts charts contain details such as the number of calories in the product, serving size, amounts of fat, protein, sodium and other ingredients in the product.
Government agencies all across the globe have stringent regulations in place for food labelling and packaging. In India, the FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) is the authority that mandates food labelling norms. Whenever a new food product is launched or the packaging gets renewed, the producer must comply with FSSAI guidelines on the labelling of food products.
- Nutrition claims (including nutrient content or nutrient comparative claims)
- Non-addition claims (including non-addition of sodium and sugar)
- Health claims (reduction of disease risk), claims related to healthy diets or dietary guidelines
- Conditional claims