FSSAI sets revised application fees for vegan logo endorsement at Rs 10,000

The FSSAI has issued an order setting the revised application fees for ‘vegan logo endorsement’ at Rs 10,000 excluding GST. The fee has been reduced from the previously announced Rs 25,000 excluding GST per product. Now the application fee is set at Rs. 10,000 excluding GST per application irrespective of number of products. The food authority has issued an order, in this regard, and the revised application fee for vegan logo endorsement shall come into force with immediate effect.

In continuation of the revised guidelines dated 24th February 2023 regarding submission of applications for endorsement of vegan logo and formats thereof, it is stated that FSSAI has revised the application fees for vegan logo endorsement for applied products from Rs. 25,000 excluding GST per product to Rs 10,000 per application irrespective of number of products,reads the order of the FSSAI. Previously, the FSSAI has issued a FAQ on vegan logo endorsement to help the food businesses, which clearly says that vegan endorsement is only applicable for products that are not of animal origin (like milk and milk products /meat and meat products/fish and fish products/poultry & egg products/cheese analogues/dairy analogues) and in which, at no stage of production and processing, ingredients (like honey), including additives (like gelatine), flavourings, enzymes and carriers, or processing aids (like bone char filter) that are of animal origin has been used.