FSSAI Labelling Guidelines

FSSAI Labelling Guidelines for Imported Foods

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FSSAI Labelling Guidelines for Imported Foods

Any person importing foods products into India must have an Import Export Code and FSSAI importer license. Foods importers must ensure that all food items imported into India conform to the following FSSAI labelling guidelines. In addition to conforming to the FSSAI labelling guidelines, food products falling under the category of  health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose, functional food and novel food must also comply with FSSAI (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Food and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016.

FSSAI Labelling Guidelines for Pre-Packaged Food

The following information must be provided in the product label for pre-packaged food or pre-packed food including multi-piece package:

  • Name of food product
  • List of ingredients (Not required in case of single ingredient)
  • Details in respect of additives such as preservatives, flavours, stabilizer, colour, emulsifier, flavor enhancer, etc. as well as INS Number
  • Nutritional information
  • Name & complete address of the manufacturer
  • Lot/code/batch number
  • Date of manufacture
  • Best before or use by date or date of expiry
  • Information on vegetarian or non-vegetarian logo
  • Name & address of the importer
  • FSSAI importer license number and logo

FSSAI Labelling Guidelines for Wholesale Packages

The following information must be provided in the product label for wholesale packages (including semi-finished/ intermediary food products):

  • Name of food product
  • List of ingredients (Not required in case of single-ingredient)
  • Name & complete address of the manufacturer
  • Date of manufacture
  • Best before or use by date or date of expiry
  • Vegetarian or non-vegetarian logo
  • Name & address of the importer
  • FSSAI importer license number and logo

FSSAI Labelling Guidelines for Primary Foods in Packages

The following information must be provided in the product label for primary food like grains, pulses, fruits, dry fruits and whole spices etc. imported in packages:

  • Name of food
  • Name & complete address of the packer
  • Date of packing
  • Name & address of the importer
  • Net weight
  • Lot No./Code No./Batch No.
  • Best before or use by date or date of expiry
  • FSSAI importer license number and logo

FSSAI Labelling Guidelines for Primary Foods Imported in Bulk

The following information must be provided in the product label for primary food like grains, pulses, fruits, dry fruits and whole spices etc. imported loose in bulk:

  • Name of food
  • Name & complete address of the importer

The food labels must be affixed in a non-detachable method on the bags for foods which are packed in plastic/gunny bags or sacks.

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