Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Regulations, 2018

Nov 26, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Food Standards and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI), on November 19, 2018 has passed a new regulation called the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Regulations, 2018. They have come into force on November 20, 2018 and Food Business Operator shall comply with all the provisions of these regulations by 1st July, 2019.

FSSAI had notified the draft regulations on March 23, 2018 pertaining to claims and advertisements by food business operators in respect of their food products. These regulations aim at establishing fairness in claims and advertisements of food products and make food businesses accountable for such claims/ advertisements so as to protect consumer interests. The FSSAI had also invited comments, views, and suggestions which are to reach the FSSAI by April 21, 2018. This Food Safety and Standards (Advertisements and Claims) Regulation, 2018.

These regulations contain :

·         the general principles for claims and advertisements,

·         the criteria for nutrition claims (including nutrient content or nutrient comparative claims) non-addition claims (including non-addition of sugars and sodium salts)

·         health claims,

·         claims related to dietary guidelines or healthy diets,

·         conditional claims,

·         claims that are specifically prohibited,

·         procedures to be followed for approval of claims and redressal of non-compliances under these regulations.

[F. No. 1-94/FSSAI/SP(Claims and Advertisements)/2017]



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