FSSAI issues direction regarding usage of the term Wheat Flour on labels of food products

May 14, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on May 13, 2019, has issued direction that all Food Business Operators (FBOs) will be permitted to use the packaging labels with nomenclature “Whole Wheat Flour Atta” till December 31, 2019.

FSSAI vide Oder dated February 01, 2019, directed FBOs to mention “Whole Wheat Flour (Atta)” on packaging labels wherever the same is used as singly or as ingredient in food items. Subsequently, vide order dated April 30, 2019, the nomenclature “Whole Wheat Flour (Atta)” was replaced with “Wheat Flour (Atta)”.

However many FBOs meanwhile got packaging materials printed indicating nomenclature “Whole Wheat Flour (Atta)” on the basis of earlier order dated February 01, 2019.

Therefore, it has been decided that all such FBOs will be permitted to use the packaging labels with nomenclature ‘Whole Wheat Flour (Atta)” till December 31, 2019.


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