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 Context: FSSAI directs companies to stop claiming “100% fruit juice” on labels and ads due to high sugar content.

As per FSSAI, there is no provision of such claims as per Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Regulations, 2018. The products must be labelled in accordance with the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020. In the ingredient list, the word “reconstituted” must be mentioned against the name of the juice. If added nutritive sweeteners exceed 15 gm/kg, product must be labelled as ‘Sweetened juice’.

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About FSSAI:

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006. It consolidates various food-related laws and aims to ensure food safety and quality in India. FSSAI regulates food businesses, enforces safety laws, monitors quality, conducts research, provides training, and promotes food fortification and organic food. It operates under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, with headquarters in New Delhi and regional offices across the country.

Source: TOI