January 8, 2022
Packaging & Compliances Laws
Packaging & Compliances Laws
TYJ deals with and clearly understands laws like Legal Metrology, Drugs, Cosmetics, Seeds Act, and Insecticides. We have been a one-stop solution for these subjects for decades, and we proudly adopted these acts when they were born as they came and dissolved in our practice since inception.
It is important for businesses to ensure that their packaging and labeling comply with local regulations in order to avoid potential legal issues. Our firm provides extensive advice to clients on how to meet these requirements for both local retail and import. Proper packaging and labeling can help businesses ensure that their products are safe and accurately labeled, which can help build consumer trust and protect against legal liability.
In India, it is illegal for wholesale dealers, distributors, or importers to sell, distribute, or display packaged commodities that are misbranded or non-compliant with the statutory labeling requirements. It is important for businesses to ensure that their packaging and labeling comply with these requirements in order to avoid potential legal issues. Proper packaging and labeling can help businesses ensure that their products are safe and accurately labeled, which can help build consumer trust and protect against legal liability.
In India, the labeling requirements for packaged commodities are governed by the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011. These laws set out the specific requirements for labeling packaged commodities, including information that must be included on the label, the font size and style that must be used, and the placement of the label on the package. The labeling of food products is governed by the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labeling) Regulations, 2011. These laws set out the specific requirements for labeling food products, including information that must be included on the label, such as the name of the product, the list of ingredients, and the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor. It is important for businesses to ensure that their packaging and labeling comply with these requirements in order to avoid potential legal issues.
TYJ has noticed and played a great role in these laws, i.e., these acts for standards of weights and measures, regulate trade and commerce in weights, measures, and other goods sold or distributed by weights, measure or number and for matters connected therewith or incidental to that.
We have been advising private bodies and various States in India, including the central Act, i.e., Government of India. We have been supporting hands to legislators in interpreting various provisions from time to time.
TYJ is one of the renowned platforms that judiciously deals with the entire package of Legal Metrology which is always clubbed with either Food laws (FSSAI), Drugs & Cosmetic Act, Seeds Act, or Insecticides Act. We advise many chemicals, Agriculture, fertilizers, liquor, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Electronics, Weight & Measure entities based in India.
The following we execute at the instructions of our clients and has been routine work for us for decades-:
- Taking care of pre-packaged commodities, including Audits of warehouses, and factories, designing the Artwork, and Package verification.
- Approval of various Models, i.e., machines, instruments, and gadgets.
- Verification and calibration of instruments such as weighing machines, Bridge, Automatic and manual.
- Software sealing and calibration
- Support for Lab reports for the food companies.
- Representation before authorities LM, FSSAI, Seeds, insecticides, etc.
- Filling Writes and takes care of ongoing notices and litigation before the court.
- Compounding the offenses at PAN India Level.
Non-compliance with the prescribed statutory requirements and the regulatory registrations/licenses triggers monetary penalties.
At our firm, our lawyers have expertise and updated knowledge of the laws, regulatory requirements, and industry practices related to packaging and labeling in India. This allows us to provide our clients with practical and solution-oriented advice. Our client base includes Indian and international companies with a range of operations, including existing businesses that want to export to India or set up a franchise in India, as well as small-scale operations. We can help these companies navigate the legal requirements and challenges related to packaging and labeling in India and provide advice on how to ensure compliance.