The Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) First Amendment Regulations, 2021

Sep 17, 2021 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Industry Specific Compliance

The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) on September 10, 2021 has issued the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) First Amendment Regulations, 2021 to further maned 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 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 or non-caloric sweetener or mixture thereof, the size of numerals and letters for the declarations or specific requirements specified in Schedule -II shall not be less than 1mm based on the letter l.”

• In Schedule -II which specifies “Mandatory Declarations”, the following entry has been made: -

• In Schedule-II (1) , the entry (5) has been inserted, namely: -

“10 per cent. or more Sorbitol and Sorbitol syrup”

• In Schedule-II (3), the entry (3) has been Substituted, namely: -

 “Aspartame (Methyl ester), Acesulfame Potassium, Aspartame-Acesulfame salt, Sucralose, SACCHARINS, Neotame, Steviol Glycoside and Polyols marketed as “Table Top Sweetener”

• In Schedule-II (4), the serial number (1). (2), (3) has been Substituted, namely: -

(1) Sweeteners mentioned under Appendix A of Food Safety and standards (Food Products standards and Food Additive) Regulations, 2011

(2) Mixture of Sweeteners mentioned under Appendix A of Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additive) Regulation,2011

(3) Every package of food which is permitted to contain non-caloric sweetener mentioned in Food Safety and Standards (Food Products standards and Food Additive) Regulations, 2011

[Notification No- Std/SP-08/A-1.2019/N-02]

 


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