Under the Indian government’s new Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules 2008, all prepackaged food sold in the country will be required to have nutritional labels by March 19, 2009. Among the labeling requirements are a list of ingredients and their weight and volume. In addition, nutritional information must be listed by 100 g or 100 mL per serving. Other requirements include a listing of the amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat in grams in a product, as well as a declaration of trans fats if they are present. Raw agricultural commodities are excluded from the requirements.

Source: Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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