‘Expiry date’ to be written on all sweets from 1st October

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The manufacturer will specify this date depending on the sweet ingredients.

This time the central agency FSSAI made it mandatory to write the expiry date on sweets. In a recent letter to this effect, the Food Safety Commissioner said that from October 1, all sweet shops in the country will have to write the expiry date on sweets. The letter has already reached the food regulatory authorities in the states and union territories.

According to the letter, the expiry date should be written on the packaged sweets. And in the case of non-packaged sweets, the date before Best should be written on the tray. This means that there is a possibility of decay in sweets after that. The manufacturer will specify this date depending on the sweet ingredients.

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FSSAI Guidelines

For some time now, FSSAI has been trying to introduce an expiry date in sweets. But as the sweet industry was unorganized in the country, there were various systemic complications in its implementation. Smaller confectioneries have reported that packaging each dessert separately will increase the cost of writing the expiration date. That will increase the price of sweets.

As a solution to that problem, the FSSAI has directed the best before date on trays for non-packaged sweets. The customer will at least know how long it takes to eat the sweet. But if the sweets are not packaged, it is less likely to get legal benefits if there is any physical illness.