What does it mean of green dot and brown dot sign at Food/Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics and Household products?

Last updated on October 30th, 2017 at 10:38 am

When you purchase a food and dietary supplement from retailer or chemist. Have you noticed some sort of sign that indicate it comes under food and dietary supplements or medicine. Every thing you purchase from chemist or prescribe by doctor is not medicine. It may be food supplement.

Every food supplement has a dot sign that differentiate it from medicines. This dot may be green in color or may be brown. Both color have its own meaning. Brown color indicates non vegetarian content present in whole product or in single ingredient. Green color indicates all ingredients used are  obtained from vegetarian source.

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