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Label high fat, sugar contents in front of package, FSSAI tells food firms

The food industry has expressed concerns over the proposed changes

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Reuters  |  Bengaluru 

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued draft regulations aiming to mandate packaged food companies to label high fat, sugar and salt contents in front of the package itself in red colour. Alarmed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes, India has been planning rules from as early as two years ago, requiring food manufacturers to display fat, sugar and salt content on their labels and was also considering a nationwide "fat tax" on so-called "junk food". The food labels will also declare, per serve percentage contribution to RDA ...

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First Published: Thu, June 27 2019. 13:17 IST