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FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (PACKAGING AND LABELLING) REGULATIONS, 2011

 

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General Labelling Requirements

 

Every pre-packaged food shall carry a label containing information as required here under:

  1. The particulars of declaration on the label shall be in English or Hindi in Devnagri script;

  2. Pre-packaged food shall not be described on any label that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its character in any respect;

  3. Label in pre-packaged foods shall be applied in such a manner that they will not become separated from the container;

  4. Contents on the label shall be clear, prominent, indelible and readily legible by the consumer under normal conditions of purchase and use;

  5. Where the container is covered by a wrapper, the wrapper shall carry the necessary information or the label on the container shall be readily legible through the outer wrapper and not obscured by it;

Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods

In addition to the General Labelling requirements, every package of food shall carry the following information on the label:

  • Name or description of food

  • List of Ingredients

  • Nutritional Information per 100 gm or 100ml or per serving of the product shall be given on the label

  • Declaration regarding Veg or Non veg

  • Declaration regarding Food Additives

  • Name and complete address of the manufacturer

  • Net quantity- by weight or volume or number

  • Lot/Code/Batch identification

  • Date of manufacture or packing

  • Best Before and Use By Date

  • Country of origin for imported food

  • Instructions for use

For more information on Safety And Standards (Packaging And Labelling) Regulations, 2011 in India please write to us at: info@ssrana.com

 

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