Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018 has been notified in the Gazette on 2 August 2018. According to the regualtion, every package of fortified food shall carry the logo on the label, as specified in Schedule II of these regualtions. In order to simplify the ongoing process of +F logo registration on the website of the Food Fortification Resource Centre (FFRC) an endorsement procedure has been integrated within the existing FLRS, wherein the FBOs will be able to endorse their fortified products and obtain CDR file of +F logo.
All FBOs engaged in manufacturing/ processing1and relabelling/ repacking2of fortified food products shall endorse their fortified food product in existing license/ registration. The FBOs shall complete this endorsement by 31 December 2018.
(1If the manufacturer/ processor is not marketing the product in their own name, then they shall not take this endorsement
2 Relabeller/ Repacker is the FBO who gets the product manufactured by the third party and sells its own packaging and labeling)
The process flowchart has been provided which is given below
Procedure of Endorsement for fortification and use of +F logo
For the use of +F logo on packs of fortified commodities like wheat flour, rice, edible oil, double fortified salt and milk the following procedure will be follwoed. This is a self compliance procedure and has been created to simplyfy and structure the usage of the +F logo.
- It is mandatory for all FBOs to use the +F logo if they are fortifying their products/ commodities as per the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2016.
- FBOs that fortify their products, shall undertake endorsement by logging into the FLRS with their existing username and password. The process is as mentioned in Annexure 1 given below
- On filing of details and submission of self compliance certificate, an endorsement on the existing license will be generated online immediately along with CDR file of the +F logo.
- It is requested that the FBO furnish their product pack shot for featuring on the FFRC website thereafter through email [email protected].
PROCESS FLOW CHART – ANNEXURE 1
Step 1 FLRS link to link on to the existing license/ registration is
Step 2 “Click to Endorse Fortified Products” will be displayed on the screen.
Step 3 On clicking the above, license/ registration certificate will be displayed. FBO has to clock on PROCEED against License/ Registration Certificate number
Step 4 pop-up will open with an Undertaking. Only fater clicking ‘I AGREE’ FBO can proceed further.
Step 5 List of commodities as per the FSS, standards of fortification, regualtion will be displayed. FBO will select the product and enter the Varinat3 and Brand Name against selected category
Step 6 Product details along with Fortified Logo along will be given as endorsement mentioning License number.
(3Variant: e.g. Toned Milk, Double Toned Milk, Soyabean Oil, Sunflower Oil etc.)