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Front-of-package labelling (FOPL) – Healthy choice for consumers

Did you know that poor diet is not limited to insufficient intake of nutrients but also excess intake of salt, sugar and fat which is one of the biggest cause of non-communicable diseases worldwide, with India being no exception. According to the National Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy Survey report 2019, […]

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FSSAI Announces New Packaging Regulations 2018

FSSAI Announces New Packaging Regulations 2018

Bhelpuri in Newspaper Cone and Sambhar in Plastic Bag: Not Anymore as FSSAI Announces New Packaging Regulations Some freshly cooked samosas on your way back after a long and tiring day or some steaming hot momos packed in a newspaper packet is hard to resist. But have you stopped and […]

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Does Your Food Claim Too Much?

Consumers are often misled by the claims on food packs and in commercials. They end up purchasing a product that may not be apt for them. Not necessarily does a product have the quality that it claims to have. To protect the interests of consumers, Food Safety and Standards Authority […]

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What do Food Labels say?

Food Labels or Nutrition Labels or nutritional labeling serves as the main communication link between the manufacturer and the consumer. Through food nutrition labels, a manufacturer introduces the content of his product to the consumer. Food labels help the consumer to understand the nutrient

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What is Proprietary Food?

Proprietary food means an article of food that has not been standardized under Food Safety & Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations 2011, but does not include any novel foods, foods for special dietary uses, foods for special medical purposes, functional foods, nutaceuticals  and health supplements. A food […]

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Food Safety Concerns – When, Where and How to Report it

Got a cockroach in your sandwich or misled by a food advert? Yes, you must be angry, asking for a refund or simply throwing the food packet in the garbage. But are you aware of the actions that you can take against these wrongdoings?Though food safety in the western countries […]

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Know Your Quality Marks

Life is busy and for a hurried consumer, it is getting increasingly difficult to choose between the right and the wrong, between a genuine product and a fake one. With the entire world changing, courtesy COVID-19, buying genuine and certified products has gained importance. But how can you be sure […]

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Organic Certification and Symbols for Organic Food in India

It’s true, of course, that there’s relatively less awareness about organic products, what goes into the process, how is their credibility established, what are the long-term effects, and so on. consumers often assume that foods that are labelled ‘organic’ are good for health and

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