Soon your favorite sweet from the nearby sweet shop would have an expiry date on it. No, we are not talking about the tin container or tetra-packed sweets. These sweets already have those dates mentions. What we are talking about is the loose sweets that are quite commonly purchased and consumed.
Those Gulabjamun, ladoos, Barfi, etc lying on the display of the sweet shop would now have to be put with an expiry date. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has ordered sweet shops to display the date of manufacturing and ‘best before’ date for non-packaged/loose sweets.
The regulations would come in effect from 1st June. “In public interest and to ensure food safety, it has been decided that in case of non-packaged/loose sweets, the container/tray holding sweets at the outlet for sale should display the ‘date of manufacturing’ and ‘best before date’ of the product,” the FSSAI order stated.
FSSAI has asked the shop owners to decide and display the ‘best before date’ of sweets depending upon the nature of the product and local conditions. Food safety commissioners of states would ensure compliance with the regulations.