The New Zealand High Commission has prepared guidance on general labelling requirements for food items imported into India in order to support New Zealand food exporters’ understanding of India’s food labelling regulations.

While best efforts have been made to ensure its accuracy as at the date of drafting, it should not be considered a substitute for due diligence. Exporters are strongly advised to read Chapter 2 of the Food Safety Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulation 2011 and subsequent amendments (noting that rules and regulations change frequently), and to seek independent advice before finalising any labels for products to be exported to India. Please also refer to the Food Safety Standards (Import Foods) Regulations 2016 and to www.fssai.gov.in (external link) for full details.