Labelling In India

Packaged food products sold in India are required to be labelled with a mandatory mark in order to be distinguished between vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The symbol is in effect following the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Act of 2006, and got a mandatory status after the framing of the respective regulations [Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulation] in 2011. According to the law, vegetarian food should be identified by a green symbol and non-vegetarian food with a brown symbol.

This makes it very easy to follow a vegetarian diet in India.

We propose that the EU mandates a similar scheme that also includes a symbol for Vegan food products in addition to Animal-based and Vegetarian products.