Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drawn reference to Food Safety and Standards (Vegan Foods) Regulations, 2022 gazette notified on 10th June, 2022 and came in force w.e.f. its publication in the official Gazette.
FSSAI as per the sub-regulation 5(2) of FSS (Vegan Foods) Regulations, 2022 issued “Guidelines dated 25th July, 2022 for submission of applications for endorsement of vegan logo and formats” for the approval from the Authority.
FSSAI has clarified that upon approval of the application as per Form B, the Food Business Operators are eligible to use the vegan logo. The sub-regulation 4(2) of the FSS (Vegan Foods) Regulations, 2022 states the following “Every package of vegan foods, after the approval, shall carry the logo as specified below”.
In reference to the above, the detailed graphic specification of the Vegan logo is placed at the Annexure-1. Notably the above directions have been issued with the approval of the Competent Authority in exercise of the power vested under Section 16(5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006