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Law and Regulation in India

  • Dimpy Mohanty
  • Abhijeet Das
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Abstract

Indian laws concerning standards of food and its manufacture, sale and import were overhauled in the year 2006. Encompassed primarily in the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS Act) and related Rules and Regulations, the laws were introduced stage wise from the year 2007 onwards. The proponents of the FSS Act referred to international trends and international legislations including instrumentalities and Codex Alimentarius Commission. They intended for the FSS Act to take care of international practices and envisaged a policy framework designed to eliminate multi departmental control and guide and regulate persons engaged in manufacture, marketing, processing, handling, transportation, import and sale of food. With the objective of consolidating previous multiple laws and regulatory bodies overseeing the laws, the FSS Act repealed the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and six other laws/orders related to specific food products and established the Food, Safety and Standards Authority of India (Food Authority).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LexCounsel, Law OfficesNew DelhiIndia

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