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FSSAI issues new regulations for info on dairy & bakery package labels


FSSAI issues new regulations for info on dairy & bakery package labels
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 08:00 IST
Our Bureau New Delhi



The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued new regulations about the information on the labels on packages of food, including dairy and bakery products, and asked all stakeholders to file their suggestions about them and submit the same.

One of the regulations proposed by the apex food regulator was that every package of food and beverages containing plant stanol esters shall bear a declaration to that effect, along with the amount per 100g or 100ml.

It should also state that those on cholesterol-lowering medication, pregnant or breast-feeding mothers and children under five should use the product only under medical supervision, and the consumption of over 3g of added plant stanol should be avoided.

This regulation is applicable to fat spread, milk products, milk-based fruit drinks, soy and rice drinks, cheese products, yoghurt products, spice sauces, salad dressings, juices and nectar.

FSSAI also proposed that if a product contains Trehalose, the packaging should mention that it contains Trehalose, a source of glucose. This would be applicable to such products as biscuits, bread, breakfast cereals and carbonated water.

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