New Delhi- When it comes to eating out, most of them have a tradition of eating to their taste. But this trend may soon reverse. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) regulations require all restaurants, whether large or small, to display caloric content (in kilocalories per serving and serving size) next to food items listed on menu cards. This is what the FSSAI said in its new regulations.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has made it necessary for restaurant chains and online food aggregators to show the calorie count of food items on menu labels in an important step to regulate the calorie count of food products. (Also Read- OMG! The College Dropout Founded Apple, Here’s The Amazing Life Journey of Steve Jobs)
The “calorific value in kilocalories per serving and volume” of food items must be listed on menu cards, brochures or plates according to the new requirements, which apply to restaurants with central licenses or outlets in ten or more locations. (Also read- Twitter to Launch Edit Tweets Feature, Here’s Why Indians Can’t Use It)
Inoshi Sharma, FSSAI Compliance Officer, stated in an interview that “people need to know what they are eating because health is a wealth and one needs to know the ingredients used in food commodities just as one does when buying clothes, vehicles or home furnishings.”
Once we prove that, we’ll move on to applying the same standards to small businesses as well, Sharma added. “We started with key chains.”
The Food Authority of India announced its latest labeling and display rules in November 2020. By January 1, 2022, restaurants were expected to comply with these standards. The deadline was eventually extended to July 1. However, several institutions reportedly did not adhere to the rules and requested that they be extended.