The Indian government is set to amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, to make it mandatory for cosmetic and toiletries makers to put a full disclosure on packaging regarding the inclusion of any ingredients of animal origin, according to a report by

Cleared by India’s highest drug advisory body, the Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB), the proposal will require packaging to have a red/brown dot for non-vegetarian origin and green for vegetarian origin.

According a source as quoted in livemint, the DTAB stated, “amendments to rules with respect to indication of red/brown or green dot on every package of soaps, shampoos, toothpaste and other cosmetics and toiletries for non-vegetarian or vegetarian origin.”

The Department of Consumer affairs is also said to support the proposal and has asked the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to make it mandatory.