India: India's FSSAI Specifies Labeling Requirements for Pan Masala and Various Bread Types

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   IN2021-0135

On September 6, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Notification No. F. No. Std/SP-08/A-1.2020/N-01 to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Labeling and Display) Regulations (2020). The notification was published on the FSSAI website on September 8, 2021.The amendments relate to warning declarations for Pan Masala (a mixture of chopped areca nut) and the nomenclature of different varieties of bread on the labels. Comments are invited from the World Trade Organization (WTO) members (WTO notification number G/TBT/N/IND/211); the timeline to provide comments is by November 18, 2021.

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