The food and beverage industry which is already going through tough time as people have stopped visiting restaurants in spite of unlocks, will have to work little harder from next month as the Food Safety and Security Authority of India (FSSAI) has said to directed restaurants with their chains at different places to mention calorie value and other health details of the food they serve. These details will have to be in the menu it self.
According to media reports, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has introduced a new regulation in which restaurant companies with more than 10 chains will have to mention serving size, calorific value per serving and allergen on their menu card. Currently, the new regulation is a voluntary move, but it will be compulsory from 1st January next year.
An officer of FSSAI is said to have said that, “We want people to know what they are eating and what effects it might have. It is their right to know.”