Labelling and Packaging
Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and FSS (Labeling and Packaging) Regulation, 2011
As per FSS (Labeling and Packaging) Regulations, 2011 every prepackaged food shall carry a label containing information as required under the regulation unless otherwise provided, namely
- The particulars of declaration required under these Regulations to be specified on the label shall be in English or Hindi in Devanagari script. Label in pre-packaged foods shall be applied in such a manner that they will not become separated from the container
- Contents on the label shall be clear, prominent, indelible, and readily legible by the consumer under normal conditions of purchase and use
As per Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodity) Regulation,2011 regulate pre-packaged commodities in India and mandate certain labelling requirements prior to sale of such commodities. In order to fulfill the legal labeling and packaging regulations, TQS GLOBAL helps in meeting the legal compliances by combining both the regulations
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India, had, on 19 th September 2008, notified the
Prevention of Food Adulteration (5 th Amendment) Rules, 2008, mandating packaged food
manufacturers to declare on their product labels nutritional information and a mark from the
FPO and/ or Agmark (Companies that are responsible for checking food products) to enable
consumers make informed choices while purchasing. Prior to this amendment, disclosure of
nutritional information was largely voluntary though many large manufacturers tend to adopt
the international practice.
Under Nutritional Labelling Profile, TQS Global would ascertain the parameters which are essential to be mentioned on all food items sold. This is done as per the Government of India’s Nutritional Labelling Act.
TQS Global can also do an elaborate study of your existing product line to find out other parameters such as Dietary Fiber, Cholesterol, total Carbohydrates, Protein, sodium etc.