Here are the declaration made mandatory by FSSAI for food manufacturers on their food product packaging .( includes bakery products ). Consumers are advised to check details before buying food products to ascertain that food is good for consumption.
* Name , trade name or description of food * List of ingredients in descending order of their composition by weight and volume * Specific declaration for added permitted colours/added flavours and their class * Symbol of Veg / Non- veg food ( Green coloured circle in a square with green outline for vegetarian food and brown colour filled circle inside the square with brown outline for non-vegetarian food ) * Net weight or number or measure of volume of content * Month and year of manufacture /packing * Best before date with storage condition * Nutritional information or Nutritional facts per 100gm or 100ml or per serving of the product * The food in which hydrogenated vegetable fats or bakery shortening is used shall declare on the label that " Hydrogenated Vegetable Fats or Bakery Shortening used - Contains Trans Fat " * Where a health claim of " Trans Fat Free" is made then the Trans Fat shall be less than 0.2g per serving and in case where the claim " Saturated Fat Free" is made then the saturated fat shall not be more than 0.1gm per 100gm or 100ml of food . * * Nutritional information are not mandatory in case of raw agricultural commodities like wheat , rice , sugar ,cereal spice and condiments , table salt or non - nutritive products .
In case of any complaints consumer can log in to www.core.nic.in or call 1800 180 4566
other important site on food safety guidelines are food safety and standards authority of India ( FSSAI) www.fssai.gov.in Ministry of consumer affairs , Food and Public Distribution www.fcamin.nic.in