FSSAI’s draft notification out on rating for packaged food

10POINTER- The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has issued a draft notification on front-of-package labeling.

Key-Highlights
It proposes “Indian Nutrition Rating” (INR) modelled on the health star-rating system.

The draft of the amended Food Safety and Standards (Labelling & Display) Regulations, 2020 requires packaged food to display the prescribed format of INR by assigning a rating from 1/2 star (least healthy) to five stars (healthiest).

The INR is to be calculated on the basis of contribution of:

Energy

saturated fat

total sugar

sodium