January 8, 2022

Food Laws

Food Laws

Indian food law focuses on strengthening both food security and food safety. We help you plan and give resources to help you comply with rules, regulations, and laws related to Food laws. It does not matter how small or big your business is, every food business operator has to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the FSSAI Act, Rules & Regulations at all stages of production, processing, distribution, and sale. We have been advising on the compliance, label vetting, packaging which are clubbed with Legal Metrology & Drugs and Cosmetic laws in India. In India, the FSSAI is the regulatory body for ensuring food safety and standards to protect and promote public health. Our team has identified the following main points of the companies involved in the food business-

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Certifications
  3. Import & Export
  4. Storage
  5. Distribution
  6. Compliances
  7. Advertisements

These are resolved through services like-

  • Compliance analysis
  • Assistance with obtaining certifications
  • IPR protection
  • Litigation in cases of false advertisements

Beyond the purview of basic consumer goods, under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, we also play an advisory role to the clients in securing registrations and compliance management for manufacturing, advertising, selling, and branding drugs, cosmetics, and other medicinal preparations under the Act. We advise domestic and foreign enterprises on packaging requirements in consumer goods, food products, and other items based on The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, The Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.

We review and analyse the labels of various products to ensure compliance with the fundamental laws. We also assist in registration as an importer or manufacturer, registration of labels, and other regulatory compliances prescribed under the various acts. We also counsel on misleading advertisements if it is not in accordance with the Advertising Standards Council of India Code in the food and beverages sector amongst others. We also provide legal advice and compliance strategies to clients who are engaged in virtual business through e-commerce platforms and cyberspace.

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