The FSSAI has drafted the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Regulations, 2018 which have been uploaded on 23 March 2018. It has invited
suggestions, views, comments, etc. from WTO-TBT Committee members, on the proposed draft amendment, which deals with labeling changes on Blended Edible Vegetable oils. The suggestions must reach the FSSAI office 60 days from the date of notification in WTO.
The proposed amendments have been made to the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011 in regulation
- In regulation Manner of Declaration (2.3) in the category “The height of numeral in the declaration” (2.3.3) the second proviso will be changed
Provided further that in case of label declarations required under 2.4.4 (Specific Labelling Requirements of other Products) and 2.4.5 (Specific restrictions on Product labels) except in case declaration specifying instructions for use or preparation of the product, the size of letters shall not be less than 3mm.
“Provided further that in case of label declarations required under sub-regulation 2.4.2 (Labelling of edible oils and fats) and 2.4.4. (Specific Labelling Requirements of other Products) except in case of declaration specifying instructions for use or preparation of the product, the size of numeral and letters shall not be less than 3mm.”
- In regulation Specific Requirements/ Restrictions on the manner of labeling (4) in the category “Labelling of edible oils and fats” (2.4.2) for clause 11 the following shall be substituted
“11. Every package containing an admixture of edible oils shall carry the following label
declaration immediately under its brand name, namely
|Blended Edible Vegetable Oil|
(Name and nature* of edible vegetable oil) ……………………..% by weight (Name and nature* of edible vegetable oil)………………………% by weight
(*i.e. in raw or refined form)
The font size of the label declaration “Blended Edible Vegetable Oil” shall not be less than 5 mm.
There shall also be the following declaration in bold capital letters along with the name of
the product on front/central panel
|NOT TO BE SOLD LOOSE|