New Delhi: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) announced a new logo specially designed for vegetarian food products. By this sign, consumers can identify products that are proposed to be marked on vegetarian food packages by correlating them with the letter ‘V’. The Government of India has framed a vegetarian diet and has mentioned compliance policies regarding the same.
The move is a part of FSSAI’s draft rules for vegetarian food products. For the first time, FSSAI has come up with draft rules for such products. ‘Vegan foods’ refers to foods or food ingredients that use any ingredients, additives and processing aids of animal origin, including milk and milk products, fish, poultry, meat, eggs or egg products, bee or honey products do not. Materials of insect origin like silk, dye, bone char are used in sugar bleaching.
Commenting on the lunch, Arun Singhal, Chief Executive Officer, FSSAI said, “Earlier we had logos for vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. People are getting well with green dot for vegetarian food and brown dot for non-vegetarian food. Are aware. But other than that, there is a movement for vegetarianism. There are many people who are allergic to milk so they want to avoid animal products completely. For them we have a logo of vegetarian food which helps people to make their choice. Will help, as well as add a key characteristic of a vegetarian diet is that the food products do not originate from animals at all. It is a completely plant-based diet.