FSSAI has issued directions under Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 regarding compliance of Food Safety and Standards (Vegan Foods) Regulations, 2022. It was published in the Official Gazette of India on dated 10th June, 2022.vide Notification No. F. No. Std/TF-Vegan Foods/Notif./FSSAI and enforced from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
FSSAI has considered the representation received from various stakeholders highlighting the procedural issues, specifically related to prior approval for use of the Vegan Logo. It has been decided to extend the timeline for mandatory compliance of the Food Safety and Standards (Vegan Foods) Regulations, 2022 by 6 months from the date of uploading of the Guidelines for submission of applications for endorsement of Vegan logo and formats thereof on the FSSAI website, i.e. upto 26th January 2023.
This has been issued with the approval of the Competent Authority in exercise of the power vested with Food Authority under Section 16(5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.