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Food Safety and Standards (Vegan Foods) Regulations, 2022.

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These Regulations are framed in exercise of powers conferred by clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The Regulations define vegan food as food or food ingredient, including additives, flavourings, enzymes and carriers, or processing aids that are not products of animal origin and in which, at no stage of production and processing, ingredients of animal origin has been used. Regulation 3 contains the general requirement for vegan food and prohibits manufacture, sale or import of any food as vegan food unless they comply with the requirements laid down under the regulations. The food products shall not have involved animal testing for any purpose including safety evaluation and the Food Business Operator shall ensure that all stages of production, processing and distribution shall be in conformity with the Good Manufacturing Practices to avoid the unintended presence of non-vegan substances. Regulation 4 provides specific labelling and display requirements for vegan food.
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Entry into force notes
They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
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