Sweets must display ‘Best Before Date’

NEW DELHI, Sept 26:
The food safety regulator has directed that all non-packaged/loose sweets must display the ”best before date,” from October 1.
The decision, ahead of the onset of the festival season, has been taken “in public interest and to ensure food safety,” the FSSAI said in a letter to the Food Commissioner of all states and Union Territories.
The FSSAI also asked the Commissioners to see the order is complied with. It also said the food business operators should display the date of manufacturing, but didn’t make this mandatory.
In another order, the regulator prohibited from October 1, the blending of mustard oil with any other oil. The FSSAI said the decision is in accordance with the Centre’s direction to ensure the sale of pure mustard oil for domestic consumption. (UNI)