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Rectifiable Labeling for Alcoholic Beverages

rn rn Date: 2/7/2019 GAIN Report Number: IN9002 rnPage 2 of 3 rn rn General Information: rn rnOn January 14, 2019, FSSAI, in order to facilitate trade as well as ensure food safety, published a notification on the additional labeling requirements for alcoholic beverages that can be rectified at custom-bonded warehouses before visual inspection or re-inspection by authorized officers. FSSAI has amended point 5.12 under Part 5 - Specific Labeling Requirements for Alcoholic Beverages of the Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations, 2018. The statutory warning– “consumption of alcohol is injurious to health” and “be safe-don’t drive and drive” can be rectified by affixing a single non-detachable sticker next to the principal display panel without altering or masking the original label information in any manner. The regulations will be effective from April 1, 2019 onwards. Currently, the allowable list of rectifiable labeling requirements for imported alcoholic beverages include name and address of the importer, FSSAI logo and license number. The entire text of the notification is pasted below and is also available on FSSAI’s website www

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