FSSAI – the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has notified the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Second Amendment Regulations, 2022. These regulations shall come into force on May 1, 2023, and will be applicable on labelling of various types of bread – as reported by fnbnews.

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The notification prescribes that the food businesses need to mention speciality ingredients and minimum amount of speciality ingredients as % of flour on the packages.

In case of whole wheat bread, the minimum amount of speciality ingredient i.e., wheat flour should be at least 75%, for wheat bread or brown bread the wheat flour should be 50%, and for multigrain bread minimum 20% should be grains other than wheat.

For speciality bread, the food business needs to mention speciality ingredients that must be present in case a prefix is added to the term “bread” on the label.

Similarly the notification prescribes labelling requirements for other breads including milk bread for which milk solids is a speciality ingredient with minimum 6% part, for honey bread minimum 5% honey is prescribed while for cheese bread minimum 10% cheese was prescribed under the notified regulations.

Further, minimum 15% oats, 15% cracked wheat/dahlia, 2% wheat germ, 1.5% edible whole egg solids, 10% candied fruits, 20% triticale fruit, 20% rye flour, 10% raisins, 5% bran bread, 15% protein, 2% garlic, and 5% flax seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds were prescribed for the breads made with these speciality ingredients.

The FSSAI – the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India‘s notification also lays labelling requirements for pan masala.

According to the FSSAI – the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s notification, for pan masala, the manufacturers need to make a declaration ‘CHEWING OF PAN MASALA IS INJURIOUS TO HEALTH’ wherein the warning statement must cover 50% of the front-of-pack of the label.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is a statutory body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, which is a consolidating statue related to food safety and regulation in India.

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