FSSAI gives rectification the process for cases of minor labelling defects

Jan 23, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Commercial Compliance

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on January 17, 2020, has rectified the process for cases of minor labelling defects. It was previously advised by FSSAI that in minor labelling defect cases without any food safety concern, am improvement notice should be issued instead of initiating adjudication proceedings because it is a waste of resources of machinery and cause harassment to Food Business Operators (FBOs).

Here is the list of minor labelling defects for which compliance measure will be initiated through improvement notice:

Minor Labelling Defects

Exceptions for certain categories

Mandatory categories

Deviation in the display format of FSSAI license number and logo

All categories

Nil

Improper printings like printing over the sealed edge where in the details are not readable

Small scale sweets and savouries units which are sold in packets for immediate consumption.

 

All other food

List of ingredients not displayed on label

1.       Single ingredients food

2.       Small scale sweets and savouries units which are sold in packets for immediate consumption.

All compound ingredients foods other than listed in exception column.

Batch code not displayed

1.       Small scale sweets and savouries units which are sold in packets for immediate consumption.

2.       Repacking by departmental stores and retail outlets

 

1.       Nutraceuticals

2.       All other food

Nutritional fats not displayed on label

3.       Single ingredients food

4.       Small scale sweets and savouries units which are sold in packets for immediate consumption.

 

1.       Nutraceuticals

2.       Biscuits

3.       Dieting supplements

4.       Milk and milk products other than sweets

 

Non-compliance in respect of capital letters, font size etc.

All categories

Nil

Veg and non-veg logo not displayed on label

5.       Small scale sweets and savouries units which are sold in packets for immediate consumption.

6.       Edible vegetable oil.

1.       Ghee and Vanaspati

2.       Nutraceuticals

3.       Bakery items

4.       Ice creams

[FSSAI letter No. 15(28) 2020/Advisory/RCD/FSSAI]


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