Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) has drawn reference to the Sub-Regulation 5(3)(b) of Food Safety and Standards (Labeling and Display) Regulations, 2020, which stipulates labeling of Nutritional Information per 100g or l00ml or per single consumption pack of the product and per serve percentage (%) contribution to Recommended Dietary Allowance calculated on the basis of 2000kcal energy, 67 g total fat, 22 g saturated fat, 2 g trans-fat, 50 g added sugar and 2000 mg of sodium (5 g salt) requirement for average adult per day, on the label.
The apex body of food safety has received several representations from stakeholders regarding declaration of percentage (%) contribution to RDA in case of foods targeted for specific age groups and this concern is under consideration of sub-group constituted by FSSAI.
Significantly, the enforcement of FSS (Labeling & Display) Regulation would begin from 1″ July, 2022. It has been clarified that foods which are targeted to a specific age group or physiological condition respective RDA’s may be considered for declaring per serve percentage (%) RDA – as per the direction F.No. Stds/SP–05Orders FSSAI dated 2″August, 2021 – issued based on the recommended dietary allowance specified by the Indian Council of Medical Research.
The directions have been issued with the approval of Competent Authority in exercise of the power vested with Food Authority under section 16(5) of FSS Act, 2006.