FSSAI picks LabelBlind to study baseline nutrition values of packed food products

To provide data intelligence & insights for the draft regulation on India’s 1st Front of Pack Labelling of packaged food products with Nutrition Star Ratings

Looking at the importance and increased need for front-of-pack-labelling (FoPL) of packaged food products in the country, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the apex food regulator in the country, has assigned FoLSol by LabelBlind, India’s first food labelling and regulatory compliance digital food rating platform to study the baseline nutrition values of packed food products.

The statistical findings of the study done by LabelBlind would go on to provide data intelligence and insights for the draft regulation on India’s 1st FoPL of packaged food products with Nutrition Star Ratings. The regulation, as it comes into force, will guide consumers to choose healthier food options, besides creating nutrition literacy amongst them.

Their food rating system established ratings for 8000 high consumption packaged food products, across 140 food categories, on a nutrition score of 1 (least healthy) to 5 (healthiest).

In 2020-21, the company created FoLSol (Food Labelling Solutions) to strengthen food regulation compliances with a digital labelling model that is accurate, fast and economical, to benefit packed foods in hotels, restaurants and QSR businesses. In 2022, FoLSol by LabelBlind was taken to the market, and went onto to create labelling software for leading players of the food industry. They have gone on to establish partnerships in the food space to extend labelling compliance services in the areas of lab test, quality compliance and food standard certifications.

Speaking on the same, Rashida Vapiwala, Founder – LabeBlind adds, The world is moving rapidly towards digitization, and FoLSol by LabelBlind has come into existence to ease the process of food labelling for food businesses to comply with domestic and international regulations. Today, any food business can use the platform to be completely label compliant and meet all food and safety standards with ease.”

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