The compliance date of the new guidelines/ clarifications for the FSSAI Logo and License number on the label of the food products has been extended to 1st January 2015 through the notification of FSSAI dated 23rd June 2014. All earlier notifications on the issue of logo and license number on labels have been superseded. Here are some points you must keep in mind about the changes that the regulatory has clarified:
1. You have to keep in mind that the FSSAI logo and license number to be displayed on the label must be in contrast colour to the background so that the logo and license number are easily visible.
Lic. No. XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2. In case you need to have addresses of multiple units like manufacturer, packer, re-labeller, marketer on the food packet then remember that you have to display the FSSAI logo and license number of the brand owner. The other multiple units will have the license number displayed along with their addresses.
“Lic. No. XXXXXXXXXXXXXX”
3. If you are an importer then according to Food Safety & Standards (Packaging & Labelling) Regulations, 2011 on imported food products, you will have to display FSSAI logo and license number and name and address of the importer on the label. You can either pre-print these on the label or have them on a sticker affixed on the food article, before custom clearance.
4. You will have to make the height of the letters and numerals of the license as prescribed in 2.3.3 of the Food Safety & Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011.
5. You will have to follow regulation 2.6.1 of the FSS (Packaging and Labeling) Regulations 2011 for the display of FSSAI license number and logo.
6. Remember that the display of the FSSAI logo on the label of the food product is not a mark of certification but it just signifies that the FBO has a valid license under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
To see the original advisory – fssai.gov.in