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October 15, 2020

‘Best Before Date’ made mandatory for sweets: FSSAI

Reported By: Sannidhi Mahapatra

Overriding its earlier notification dated February 24, 2020[1] Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) vide order dated September 25, 2020[2] issued fresh directions regarding display of ‘Date of Manufacture’ and ‘Best Before Date’ of non-packaged/ loose sweets, container /tray holding sweets at the outlet for sale. According to the latest order, they have mandated the display of “Best Before Date” and simultaneously relaxed the compliances imposed on displaying the ‘Date of Manufacture’ making it voluntary and not binding, with effect from October 01, 2020.

Source: https://www.fssai.gov.in/upload/advisories/2020/02/5e53d8889957fOrder_Direction_Manufacturing_Date_BestBefore_24_02_2020.pdf; https://www.fssai.gov.in/upload/advisories/2020/09/5f6ddbe03942eOrder_Direction_Date_Sweets_25_09_2020.pdf

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