The food business operators (FBOs) might also display the date of manufacturing voluntarily, it added.
"The FBOs shall decide and display the 'Best Before Date' of sweets depending on the nature of the products and the local conditions," the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said in the letter dated September 25.
An indicative list of shelf life of various types of sweets is available on the FSSAI website.
All FBOs dealing in sweets must comply with these directions, the FSSAI said, adding that food safety commissioners should ensure compliance.
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