Date of issue: 3 June 2022
Date of effect: Immediate
Reference Number: MAA2022-09
Related MAAs: N/A
- Industries—Industry bodies - Seafood Export Consultative Committee, Seafood Trade Advisory Group, Seafood Industry Australia
- Export establishments
- Exporters, AEPI and EXDOC users
- Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment —central and regional offices
To notify exporters of updated product labelling requirements for pre-packaged non-vegetarian food exports to India.
Summary of key points
- The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has notified the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) of updated labelling requirements for all non-vegetarian pre-packaged food exported to India.
- This includes fish and fish products and any products including food additives or processing aids of animal origin.
- The term ‘pre-packaged food’ means food, which is placed in a package of any nature, in such a manner that the contents cannot be changed without tampering it and which is ready for sale to the consumer. For example, a box of fish fingers.
- These products must now be identified with a symbol which consists of a brown colour filled triangle inside a square with brown outline.
- The symbol must appear on product labels of all pre-packaged non-vegetarian foods and is pictured below:
- Further information on the updated labelling requirements, including required dimensions for the symbol, can be found in Part III – Section 4 (page 34) of the notification on FSSAI’s website.
- These updated product labelling requirements have been in effect since 1 January 2022.
- If Australian exporters encounter issued at import clearance in India due to implementation of these labelling requirements, please contact the department through ExportStandards@awe.gov.au.
Contact ExportStandards@awe.gov.au if you have any queries.