In a move that will enable companies to launch fruit based beverages with lower sugar content, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to remove the mandatory requirement of minimum percentage of total soluble solids (TSS) in fruit nectars, fruit drinks and carbonated fruit beverages.
TSS norms TSS is a parameter that measures the sugar content in fruits and beverages.
This is one of the regulatory steps that FSSAI is taking to amplify its Eat Right India initiative.
Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI, said that this will enable companies to reformulate their existing products. “It will also encourage development of products with lower amount of TSS, allowing them to restrict addition of sugar to these products,” he added.
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