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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Government of India.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India Notification, New Delhi dated 1st August 2011 Effective from 5th August 2011.

F.NO.2-15015/30/2010 Whereas in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (k) of subsection (2) of section 92 read with section 23 of Food Safety and Standards Act,2006 (34 of 2006) the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India proposes to make Food Safety and Standard Regulations in so far they relates to Food Safety and Standards ( Packaging and Labelling ) Regulations,2011 and; Now therefore, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India hereby makes the following Regulations, namely, -

FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (PACKAGING AND LABELLING) REGULATIONS 2011

“Non-Vegetarian Food” means an article of food which contains whole or part of any animal including birds, fresh water or marine animals or eggs or products of any animal origin but excluding milk or milk products as an ingredient

( FSS (P&L) Regulations 1.2.1:7)

“Vegetarian Food” means any article of Food other than Non- Vegetarian Food defined in regulation 1.2.1:7

(FSS (P&L) Regulations 1.2.1:11)

DECLARATION REGARDING VEG OR NON-VEG

Every package of Non- Vegetarian Food shall bear a declaration to this effect by a symbol and color code for this purpose to indicate that the product is Non Vegetarian Food. The symbol shall consist of a brown color filled circle (of appropriate size) below inside the square with brown outline having size double the diameter of the circle as indicated

( FSS (P&L) Regulations 2.2.4: (i))

Where any article of food contain egg only as Non- Vegetarian ingredient the manufacturer or packer or seller may give declaration of this effect in the addition to the said symbol

( FSS (P&L) Regulations 2.2.4: (ii))

Every package of Vegetarian food shall bear a declaration to this effect by a symbol and color code for this purpose to indicate that the product is Vegetarian Food. The symbol shall consist of a green color filled circle (of appropriate size) below inside the square with green outline having size double the diameter of the circle as indicated

( FSS (P&L) Regulations 2.2.4: (iii))