India: India's FSSAI Grants a Six-Month Timeline Extension on the Implementation of the Disclaimer for Brand Name-Trademark on Front-of-Pack Labels
On February 27, 2022, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified on its website Direction 1-94/FSSAI/SP (Claims and Advertisement)/2017. The FSSAI direction extends the compliance timeline by a period of six-months for sub-regulation (7) of Regulation 4 of the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Second Amendment Regulations (2022) dealing with the disclaimer for brand name/trademark on the front-of-pack labels. The timeline is extended in order to provide transition time to the stakeholders to print new labels, as well as to exhaust the old inventory of packaging materials. With the six-month extension, the new compliance date is August 26, 2023.