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With reference to pre-packaged items in India, it is mandatory to the manufacturer to put which of the following information on the main label, as per the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011?

1.List of ingredients including additives
2. Nutrition information
3. Recommendations, if any, made by the medical profession about the possibility of any allergic reactions
4. Vegetarian/non-vegetarian

Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 1 and 4 only

Answer:

C

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Explanation:

As per the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011 in India, the manufacturer of pre-packaged items is required to provide the following information on the main label:

1. List of ingredients including additives: It is mandatory to include the list of ingredients used in the product, including any additives or food additives present.

2. Nutrition information: The label should provide nutrition information, including details such as the energy value, protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, etc., as per the specified format.

3. Recommendations about allergic reactions: The regulations do not specifically mention the requirement to provide recommendations made by the medical profession regarding allergic reactions. Therefore, option 3 is not included in the correct answer.

Vegetarian/non-vegetarian: It is mandatory to indicate whether the product is vegetarian or non-vegetarian on the label.

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