Non-retail food package to be marked “NON-RETAIL CONTAINER – NOT FOR DIRECT SALE TO CONSUMER”
FSSAI has introduced addition compliance by amending Regulation 10(4) of Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020 vide Food Safety and Standards (Labelling & Display) Amendment Regulations, 2022 to mandate the use of words “NON-RETAIL CONTAINER – NOT FOR DIRECT SALE TO CONSUMER” or such other statement/mark to clearly identify those packages that are meant for non-retail sale and not intended to be sold to consumers directly.
As per Regulation 10(5) of Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020 as amended in 2022, information and statements required to appear on the label by virtue of this Standard or any other Standards shall be clear, prominent, readily legible and applied in such a manner that any tampering with it will be evident and the mandatory information required on the label under sub-regulation 10(1) shall appear in a prominent position on the non-retail container and shall be readily accessible under normal handling and use of the container
Mandatory information as per Regulation 10(1) of Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020 as amended in 2022 is as under:
Every packaged food meant for non-retail sale shall provide the following mandatory information either on the container or pasted on the label thereto:
- Name of the food.
- FSSAI Logo and License number.
- Date marking and storage instructions, when required for the safety or integrity of the product.
- Lot No. /Batch No. /Code No and
- Name and address of the manufacturer or packer (including country of origin for imported packages).
Provided that in case of non-retail container containing multiple types of food, the mandatory information shall be provided for all the types of foods contained therein.
Provided that non-retail container, which provides access to all the information required by sub-regulation 10(1) on the label of pre-packaged foods within the non-retail container, the information stipulated in sub-regulation 10(1) is not required.
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