Aug 30, 2018
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) stated that the regulations relating to labelling of packaged food products are being framed and will be issued soon.
CEO Pawan Agarwal stated that the main issue cropping from food labeling, is which food will be called healthy and which food will be called not so healthy. FSSAI is taking Industry views, scientific/medical community views on this and are reconciling them, after which labelling regulations will be issued soon.
For restaurant food is concerned, where fixed menu is there or what we called Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs), menu labelling can be done, but where chef prepares food, menu labelling is almost impossible, said the chief.
“However, gradually menu labelling has been implemented in some countries, including recently in the United States,” the CEO said.
Taking into account their experience, there is a proposal in India for restaurants having chain of more than 20 outlets for having menu labelling in QSRs with fixed menu and regulations in this regard are being framed and will be issued soon.