New Logo To Indicate Vegan Food Introduced By FSSAI, Twitter Approves

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Vegan has been generating plenty of buzz in the post-COVID era. A lot of people are switching to the , which avoids consuming animal products such as dairy and . Vegan food is said to be healthier for the environment too, this is why many alternative foods such as mock meat are also coming up in the area of a plant-based diet. The has come up with a set of draft rules for vegan food products and has also introduced a . Take a look:

Just the way the green dot depicts vegetarian food and red indicates non-vegetarian, vegan food will now be designated by the v-shaped green logo shared by FSSAI. This is the first time that the Government of India has recognised vegan products and mentioned the requirements for compliance with food standards.

According to FSSAI, vegan foods refer to those foods which do not make use of any ingredients, additives, or processing aids of animal origin. This may include milk and milk products, fish, poultry, meat, egg, honey, or materials of insect origin such as silk, dyes, or bone char. “The food products or ingredients to be called vegan shall not have involved animal testing for evaluating the safety of the final product or ingredient and shall not contain any animal-derived GMOs or products prepared using an animal-derived gene for manufacturing the ingredients or products,” read the draft rules.

(Also Read: 5 Plant-Based Foods Rich In Vitamin A To Include In Your Daily Diet As Per FSSAI)

Arun Singhal, the Chief Executive Officer of FSSAI, said that while everyone was aware of vegetarian and non-vegetarian demarcations on food products, there was a need to mark vegan food as well. “There is a movement for veganism. There are many people who are allergic to milk and want to avoid animal products completely. For them, we have the vegan food logo that will help people to make their choice,” he said to ANI.

Twitter users appreciated the gesture by FSSAI to recognise and label vegan food products. Take a look at some of the reactions:

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