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“Best Before Date” On Sweets Must From October 1

FSSAI has made it mandatory from October 1 to write ‘Best before date’ on sweets plates in shops for the open sale of sweets, but there will be no restriction on the date for making sweets. The FSSAI has stated in the order that it would be optional to write the date of making.This order of FSSAI is only for the open sale of sweets. FSNM Director Firoz Naqvi said that this order will be applicable for unpacked sweets whereas for food items like packaged sweets, namkeen, it is mandatory to write the period of manufacture and the date till it is best for the consumption. However, it will not be mandatory to write the date of manufacture of the product, as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has left it to the will of the manufacturers.

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