FSSAI Approves Proposal to Display Nutritional Information in Bold Letters and Bigger Font Size

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has approved a proposal to display nutritional information regarding Total Sugar, Salt, and Saturated Fat in bold letters and a relatively increased font size on labels of packaged food items. The decision to approve the amendment in the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020, regarding nutritional information labelling, was taken in the 44th meeting of the Food Authority.

The amendment aims to empower consumers to better understand the nutritional value of the products they are consuming and make healthier decisions. The draft notification for the said amendment would now be put in the public domain for inviting suggestions and objections. This initiative is expected to contribute towards efforts to combat the rise of Non-Communicable Diseases and promote public health and well-being.

Impact: The amendment mandates packaged food items to display nutritional information on Total Sugar, Salt, and Saturated Fat in bold and larger font, affecting all food manufacturers and marketers in India.

Next Steps: Businesses in the food industry should review their product labels to ensure compliance with the new regulations, focusing on the accurate representation of Total Sugar, Salt, and Saturated Fat content.

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