Re­stric­tions on Prod­uct La­bels

Consumer Voice - - Food & Stuff -

The in­for­ma­tion on the la­bel has to be ap­pro­pri­ately given for the con­ve­nience of the con­sumer. Any state­ment, claim, de­sign, etc., which is false or may mis­lead a con­sumer about the qual­ity, nutri­tion value or quan­tity of a food prod­uct is strictly pro­hib­ited. prepack­aged food prod­ucts has to fol­low the Food Safety and Stan­dards (Pack­ag­ing and La­belling) Reg­u­la­tions, 2011. Reg­u­la­tions con­tra­dic­tory to re­quired par­tic­u­lars or dec­la­ra­tion.

rec­om­men­da­tions by med­i­cal prac­ti­tion­ers. in­di­cat­ing that the ar­ti­cle is a sub­sti­tute for any food is/are not to be men­tioned on the la­bel. fruit pulp shall not have a la­bel that may lead the con­sumer into be­liev­ing that it is a fruit prod­uct. bev­er­ages, cor­dial, crush or any other fruit prod­uct that does not con­tain the pre­scribed amount of fruit juice or fruit pulp or fruit con­tent shall not be

If the food prod­uct is not la­belled in ac­cor­dance with the reg­u­la­tions, or it does not pro­vide the re­quired com­plete in­for­ma­tion, or the food prod­uct is pro­moted for sale with false, mis­lead­ing or de­cep­tive claims, it is con­sid­ered mis­branded food and at­tracts penal­ties. While mis­branded food can be pe­nal­ized for up to Rs 3 lakh, penalty for mis­lead­ing ad­ver­tise­ment can go up to Rs 10 lakh.

Fur­ther, there shall be no ad­ver­tise­ment of any food that is mis­lead­ing or con­tra­ven­ing the pro­vi­sions of Food Safety and Stan­dards Act, 2006, or the rules/ reg­u­la­tions made there­un­der.

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