The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has approved a proposal to display nutritional information regarding Total Sugar, Salt, and Saturated Fat in bold letters and increased font size on labels of packaged food items. The decision to approve the amendment in the Food Safety and Standards (Labeling and Display) Regulations, 2020, regarding nutritional information labeling was taken at the 44th meeting of the Food Authority, chaired by FSSAI Chairperson Apurva Chandra.

The Union Health Ministry stated that the amendment aims to empower consumers to better understand the nutritional value of the products they consume and make healthier decisions. The Ministry further announced that the draft notification for this amendment would now be released in the public domain to solicit suggestions and objections.

In addition to empowering consumers to make healthier choices, the amendment is expected to contribute to efforts combating the rise of Non-Communicable Diseases and promoting public health and well-being.


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