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An Evaluation Study on the Implementation of National Laws on Packed Food Products. Sponsored By: Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Food Processing Industries, Government of India. Author Bejon Misra, assisted by P.K Dhingra, Puneet Kalra & the VOICE team.
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Ministry of Agriculture,
Department of Food Processing Industries,
Government of India
Bejon Misra, assisted by
P.K Dhingra, Puneet Kalra & the VOICE team
VOICE is a registered Non Government Organisation working since 1983 to promote, protect and educate the consumers on their rights and responsibilities through its activities focused on:
Stage - I
9 markets were identified
SOUTH DELHI : Lajpat Nagar,Vasant Vihar,Chanakya Puri.
NORTH DELHI : Shalimar Bagh, Pitampura.
WEST DELHI : Rajouri Garden.
CENTRAL DELHI : Karol Bagh.
EAST DELHI : Faridabad, Noida.
Stage - II
457 samples were purchased from 9 selected markets and were scientifically collated and analyzed in terms of the information available on the packs to see whether they confirmed to the law or not.
The final report was mailed to the leading consumer organisations to develop the future action plan on sustaining a campaign on the implementation of the national laws on food labeling and packaging.
of section 2(1a) of PFA Act (1954).
of section 2(1X) of PFA Act (1954).
(a) Confectionery:Chocolate,Candy,Toffee,Biscuit,Pastry & similar.
(b) Beverages :Juice,Carbonated,Drink, Milk, Ice Tea & similar.
(c) Meat :Fish,Ham,Pork,Prawn & similar.
(d) Value added Food Products:Pasta,Sauce,Spices & similar.
Korea, Italy, Denmark, Australia, Indonesia, Switzerland, Holland, Singapore, Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, UAE etc.
This label of Northland Cranberry Grape juice from West Indies does not show batch number, month and year of production and best before. Also it has not declared separate declaration about the use of flavour.
This label of Licht & Roming Koffiecreamer powder from Utrecht is proprietary item which contains anti-caking agent and its use in Koffiecreamer is not permitted as per Indian law. This is classified as adulterated.
This package of Owl Kopi-O does not declare the names of ingredients.
The foreign languages on the package does not carry any English or Indian language version.
This Label of Armada Heringsfilets from Deutschland contains aroma, which needs separate declaration under the Indian Law is missing.
Other than the brand name SAVING nothing else is written in English or any Indian version.
Similarly other than the brand name PERSONAL COOKING nothing is written in English or any Indian language.
The labels of Lipton Ice Tea from Singapore is a proprietary item, which does not display the name and address of manufacturer or importer. It also does not give a separate declaration about the use of flavour.
Some more products which were collected from the markets under the scope of the study.
The label of Super Cook Milk Chocolate Chips from UK does not give information about the name and address of the manufacturer and also the month and year of manufacture.
This Label of Lyle’s Golden Syrup from England has no information on the ingredients, month & year of manufacture and best before date.
This Label of Tudor gold Hazelnut from Australia does not display the batch number and separate declaration about the use of added flavour.
There is only one commonality between our labelling regulations and labels used by foreign exporters and that is in the case of ingredient list, as laid down as per our provisions of law.COMMONALITY
There is only one commonality between our labelling regulations and labels used by foreign exporters is in the case of ingredient’s list, as laid down under the provisions of our existing law.
4. The market should always provide an unbiased platform for all stakeholders and the regulatory mechanisms should encourage the best practices
5. Such studies should be commissioned in a regular manner to evaluate the performance of the regulators and the industry towards their consumers.