Govt makes standard packs mandatory for 19 items

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov  2: Manufacturers of 19 commodities, mostly food items like biscuit and bread, will have to package their products in standard sizes – a move aimed at protecting consumers from unfair trade practice by companies of reducing weight without changing the retail price.
 The government made mandatory the standardised packaging of 19 items from Thursday and non-compliance would invite penal action.
 "In the interest of common consumers, from Thursday onwards 19 commodities of day-to-day use, like bread, biscuits, tea can be sold in specified standard packs only.
 "Manufacture, packing or import of these commodities in non-standard packs will invite penal action," Consumer Affairs Ministry said in a statement.
 The Ministry has comes out with a list of standard sizes for 19 commodities including tea, coffee and salt. The items to be covered under the new packaging order includes non-food products such as cement, paint and soaps.
 Following complaints regarding unfair reduction in the quantity of packaged products from some consumer organisation, the government has amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011.
 A notice was issued on June 5 this year in this regard.
 "It has been observed that some manufacturers in the country are reducing quantity of packaged products by small fractions without making a change in the price of the product. The government after due examination of the issue amended the Legal Metrology Rules," Food Minister K V Thomas had said.
 The other items are -- cereals and pulses; edible oils, vanaspati, ghee, and butter oil; rice (powdered), flour, atta, rawa and suji; baby food; weaning food; un-canned packages of butter and margarine; milk powder; aerated soft drinks and non-alcoholic beverages; mineral water and drinking water; cement in bags; paint varnish; soaps; non-soapy detergents (powder); materials which may be constituted or reconstituted as beverages.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 2 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 2 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)
  • MORE FROM BUSINESS

  • Kashmir

Delhi using Panchs, Sarpanchs as propaganda tool: Salah-ud-Din

‘Militants Now Mostly Operating In Hinterland As Change Of Strategy’

GK MONITORING DESK

Srinagar, Nov 2: Hizbul Mujahideen Supremo Syed Salah-ud-Din Friday said that New Delhi was “exploiting Panchs and Sarpanchs to project Kashmir as pro-India” and that they will “continue to be targeted More



  • Srinagar City

Where has our morality gone?

Eve-teasing prevails while City helplessly remembers victims like Romana Javed. Comments Dr Fiaz Fazili

Eve-teasing is declining to recede, much like the undue pampering of youth by their parents. A latest complaint of eve-teasingwas reported by City Page, a few days back. It straight reminded me of the More




  • Jammu

2 IT officials sent on 7- day remand

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 2: The Special Magistrate CBI Jammu SR Gandhi on Friday sent two Income Tax officials who were arrested after allegedly being caught red-handed while demanding illegal gratification to seven More



  • South Asia

18 die in Pak petrol station attack

Islamabad, Nov 2: At least 18 people, among them women and children, died in Pakistan Friday when gunmen opened fire at them after their van stopped for refuelling.The attack took place at a petrol station More



  • World

China must urgently address Tibet issues: UN

Geneva, Nov 2: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Friday urged China to promptly address the longstanding grievances of the Tibetans. She said she was disturbed by "continuing allegations More



  • Health

Fruit ripening protein discovered

London, Nov 2: Scientists have discovered a protein that ripens fruits early and could boost their value and sales dramatically. The finding would enable farmers to accelerate or delay the ripening More



ADD
Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions