Under the Food Safety and Standards (Vegan) Regulations, 2022, as notified by FSSAI under Notification No. F. No. Std/TF-VeganFoods/Notif./FSSAI dated 10.06.2022, the following procedure outlines the steps for obtaining the endorsement of the Vegan logo:
Regulation Introduction: FSSAI has officially introduced the Food Safety and Standards (Vegan) Regulations, 2022. These regulations were published under Notification No. F. No. Std/TF-VeganFoods/Notif./FSSAI dated 10.06.2022.
Guidelines Issuance: As outlined in Sub-regulation 5(2) of the FSS (Vegan) Regulations, 2022, FSSAI released revised guidelines on 24th February 2023. These guidelines pertain to the submission of applications for the endorsement of the vegan logo, along with the respective format. (Refer to Annex-1 for details)
Application and Endorsement Process: Upon obtaining approval for the application as per the guidelines provided in Form B, the Food Business Operator (FBO) is required to initiate the endorsement of the Vegan logo. This process involves applying to the relevant Licensing Authority through the FoSCoS portal. For a comprehensive understanding of the application and endorsement process, please refer to the user manual provided in Annex-2. Upon successful completion and updating of the license, the FBO gains the eligibility to endorse the Vegan logo on their respective products.
This SOP serves to streamline the process of obtaining the endorsement of the Vegan logo in alignment with the FSS (Vegan) Regulations, 2022.